What is the Race to Resilience initative?
Race to Resilience is a global campaign – the sibling of Race to Zero – designed to catalyse a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience.
It aims to put people and nature first in the pursuit of a resilient world, one where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but we thrive in spite of them. The campaign seeks to catalyse action by non-state actors that builds resilience of 4 billion people from vulnerable groups and communities to climate risks, by 2030.
Through a partnership of initiatives, Race to Resilience helps frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding, and sea-level rise.
Race to Resilience criteria
Non-state actor-led regional, national, or global initiatives are invited to express their interest to join the Race to Resilience.
Initiatives must share the vision and goals of the Race to Resilience, and meet the following criteria:
To translate new and existing targets, directly or indirectly, into the numbers of people from vulnerable groups and communities who will be made more resilient to climate risks.
To use the best knowledge and scientific evidence, and share a clear plan by COP27 to take action towards this commitment with interim targets and milestones.
To take immediate action to pursue commitment in support of Race to Resilience, and have an active and functional secretariat able to request and monitor members.
Agree to report back on progress annually starting at COP27.
Coordinated by Regions4 through its Secretariat, RegionsAdapt aims to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate, and report on climate adaptation.
RegionsAdapt was launched at COP21 in Paris and is a partner initiative of the Race to Resilience. The initiative now has 77 signatory regions from five continents, impacting over 300 million people.
It works to place climate resilience at the centre of the global climate agenda – and puts people and nature first, empowering local and regional action on adaptation.
Join the Regions Race to Resilience via RegionsAdapt
Regional governments interested in being part of the Race to Resilience can do so by joining RegionsAdapt.
To join, members must assign two regional representatives to work directly with the RegionsAdapt team. They must also commit to report on the progress of their adaptation actions and goals on an annual basis.
To submit a joining application: