Bamboo is more than a metaphor for human resilience. For world leading bamboo expert Dr Hans Friederich, it represents a bounty of opportunity both for climate resilience and mitigation strategies.
Ensuring that these countries are empowered, mobilized and adequately supported is a matter of climate and economic justice.
By 2050, over 570 low-lying coastal cities will face projected sea level rise by at least 0.5 meters. This puts over 800 million people at risk from the impacts of rising seas and storm surges.
A Kenyan insurance start-up aims to reach a vast, untapped pool of African farmers grappling with new disruptions linked to climate change.
“Unless we begin to seriously address the effects of land degradation in [the Sahel], we will only be scratching the surface of the deep challenges that the whole world faces from the environmental impacts of climate change and its related socio-economic consequences, including drought, famine, conflict over scarce resources and migration.”
20 initiatives are officially joining the Race to Resilience as partners, driving a step-change in global ambition and action on resilience.