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COP Resilience Hub launched
This year’s Climate Conference in Glasgow will feature a new Resilience Hub led by non-state actors from business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions.
The COP Resilience Hub will provide a connected and complementary offering across a virtual and physical space, in parallel with the main COP programme from November 1-12 and will be the home of the Race to Resilience partner initiatives.
While previous COPs have seen an increase in focus on resilience and adaptation, it has been spread across different initiatives, spaces and events inside and outside the COP. Adaptation and resilience was “everywhere but nowhere” without a focal point.
The Resilience Hub is designed to meet this challenge. Its central purpose is to advance action on adaptation and resilience at COP26 and beyond, and to help provide a strong collective voice on resilience for all those globally who are working to build a more resilient world.
The COP Resilience Hub will:
– share best practice and build collaboration, momentum and new opportunities on adaptation and resilience.
– help amplify messages on resilience and adaptation at COP26.
– help set the direction for future action on adaptation and resilience beyond COP26.
The Resilience Hub will be a physical pavilion in the COP26 Blue Zone, a space at Glasgow Caledonian University and a large virtual platform running 24/7 connecting people across the planet with activities to provide an unforgettable immersion into the urgency for action while mobilizing ambition to deliver a resilient world for all. The event platform will be launching shortly here. Register your interest and follow updates on Twitter and Linkedin.
The #COPResilienceHub represents a global community of interest driven by the urgency to act, with over 50 private and public organisations involved in developing the programme, and a Steering Committee that includes Directors from the COP26 Presidency, FCDO, UNFCCC and the High-Level Champions Team. It is managed by three non-state actors: the Global Resilience Partnership, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council, and The Resilience Shift, and it is largely financed by private sector and philanthropy support with funding partners including: Anglian Water, Arup, Axa XL Insurance, IBM, JP Morgan, Jupiter Intelligence, Mott MacDonald, Willis Towers Watson, Zurich Insurance.
More information can be found here.
With 154 events from 80 partners and featuring 176 participating organisations and 21 major sponsors, the first ever COP Resilience Hub brought together a community of state and non-state actors in an unprecedented collaboration.
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