What is the Race to Resilience initative?
Race to Resilience is a global campaign – the sibling to Race to Zero – catalysing a step-change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses but thrive in spite of them. The campaign aims to catalyse action by non-state actors that builds the resilience of 4 billion people from vulnerable groups and communities to climate risks, by 2030.
Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign focuses on helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea-level rise.
Regions wishing to be part of this global effort and the Race to Resilience can contact
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Race to Resilience criteria
Similar to the criteria to join Race to Zero, state and regional governments are invited to join the Race to Resilience by meeting 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 COP26 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 has an active and functional secretariat able to request and monitor members.
Agree to report back on progress annually starting at COP26.
States and regions interested in joining the Race to Resilience, can do so by contacting RegionsAdapt.
RegionsAdapt is a partner to the Race to Resilience and working to place climate resilience at the centre of the global climate agenda, putting people and nature first, and empowering local and regional action on adaptation.
The RegionsAdapt initiative, launched at COP21 in Paris, is a global initiative that supports the acceleration of climate adaptation by subnational governments. With over 70 signatory regions, RegionsAdapt aims to inspire and support regional governments to take concrete action, collaborate and report on climate adaptation.
By joining the initiative, regions commit to report on the progress of their adaptation actions and goals on an annual basis. Regions4 is the network that supports the initiative through its Secretariat and by involving members from the five continents