Race to Resilience partners are at the heart of the campaign. Together, they are driving a step-change in global ambition and action on resilience — mobilizing businesses, financial institutions, cities, regions, states and civil society organisations to come together and help achieve our goal of making 4 billion people more resilient to the impacts of climate change by 2030.

Below, you can explore our partners and their initiatives, and see how you can join.

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Agriculture 1.5

The Agriculture 1.5 platform, set up by the WBCSD in 2020, supports food and agriculture businesses to reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resiliency at the production level. Specifically, Agriculture 1.5 aims to: Increase farmers capacity to regenerate soil health; Increase investment for farmers to change to climate resilient production practices; Increase producer participation in system change discussions.

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Agriculture 1.5

Initiative overview. The Agriculture 1.5 platform, set up by the WBCSD in 2020, supports food and agriculture businesses to reduce GHG emissions and improve climate resiliency at the production level.Specifically, Agriculture 1.5 aims to: Increase farmers capacity to regenerate soil health; Increase investment for farmers to change to climate resilient production practices; Increase producer participation in system change discussions.

Benefits: Companies benefit from access to knowledge sharing and pre-competitive workshops that seek to increase value chain resiliency –  collaborating across 26 members including Cargill, Kelloggs, Olam, Syngenta and Rabobank. Also get access to scientists and input into policy advocacy groups.

Geographic coverage: Various

Suitable for: Businesses

Case studies: Agriculture for 1.5 ran knowledge sharing webinars – the Soil Carbon Market dialogues — bringing the producers’ voice into the discussion on how soil carbon markets can best help them to improve farm productivity and resilience.

How to join: Companies can either join WBCSD or become a project member through Scaling Positive Agriculture project. Fees apply. Contracts are for a year, renewing annually. From December 2022, members of WBCSD are also expected to meet certain social and environmental criteria including having a climate target.

Website: Agriculture 1.5

Contact Name / Email: Robert Barbe / Barbe@wbcsd.org

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OP2B

Hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and launched at the UN Climate Action summit in 2019, One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) is a coalition of companies and NGOs seeking to scale up regenerative agricultural practices, boost cultivated biodiversity and enhance the restoration of high value natural ecosystems.

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OP2B

Initiative Overview: Hosted by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and launched at the UN Climate Action summit in 2019, One Planet Business for Biodiversity (OP2B) is a coalition of companies and NGOs seeking to scale up regenerative agricultural practices, boost cultivated biodiversity and enhance the restoration of high value natural ecosystems.

Benefits: Participation allows collaboration with companies in the agriculture value chain (including farming, food and ingredient producers, FMCG (food & cosmetics, and retail) with access to best practice, solutions and the opportunity to shape policy asks alongside 27 companies such as Danone, Firmenich, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Natura, Walmart.

Geographic coverage: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses

Case Studies: Barry Callebaut has been working to provide tailored information to cocoa farmers in Africa and Indonesia to boost yields and increase resilience. More details here.

How to join: Annual membership. Fees apply, discounted if company is a WBCSD member. Member company CEOs must make a public commitment to action on biodiversity.

Website: https://op2b.org/

Contact Name / Email: Florence Jeantet / Jeantet@wbcsd.org

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Water Resilience Coalition

Launched in 2020, the WRC is a CEO-led, industry-driven initiative of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate committed to accelerating progress against the global water crisis. WRC has a collective goal to positively impact over 100 water-stressed basins globally and to enable equitable access and sanitation to over 100 million people. Suitable for any company.

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Water Resilience Coalition

Initiative Overview: Launched in 2020, the WRC is a CEO-led, industry-driven initiative of the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate committed to accelerating progress against the global water crisis. WRC has a collective goal to positively impact over 100 water-stressed basins globally and to enable equitable access and sanitation to over 100 million people.

Benefits: This 20+ member action-oriented coalition helps companies prioritize water-stressed regions, find collective action opportunities, curate and facilitate meetings with potential partners, share best practices, quantify goals, and accelerate, scale and monitor positive impact in those basins.

Geographic coverage:  Africa: South Africa. Americas: Brazil, Mexico, USA. Asia Pacific: India.

Case Studies: The WRC is working in partnership with several organizations and mapping collective action opportunities for their members to engage within the basins they prioritize. Several of their members are already engaged with partners like The Nature Conservancy, Water.org, and WaterAid in WASH and nature based solutions (NBS) projects.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Open to any company. Membership in both the UN Global Compact and the CEO Water Mandate (both free of charge) is required. Companies must also pledge to achieve, by 2050: i) net positive water impact ii) a water-resilient value chain iii) global outreach. There is an annual fee, based on company revenue. WRC recommends an initial commitment period of 3 years.

Website: www.ceowatermandate.org/resilience/

Contact Name / Email: André Villaça Ramalho / AVRamalho@pacinst.org

 

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ARISE

Set up in 2015, ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, is a network of private sector entities led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as a vehicle to leverage the private sector’s expertise and to ensure that business itself is fully aware of hidden risks and acts to reduce the risks it faces. ARISE focuses on: enhancing the resilience of SMEs; supporting resilient infrastructure development; integrating climate risk into investments by the finance sector; and working with the insurance sector for better disaster risk reduction through prevention.

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ARISE

Initiative overview: Set up in 2015, ARISE, the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies, is a network of private sector entities led by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as a vehicle to leverage the private sector’s expertise and to ensure that business itself is fully aware of hidden risks and acts to reduce the risks it faces. ARISE focuses on: enhancing the resilience of SMEs; supporting resilient infrastructure development; integrating climate risk into investments by the finance sector; and working with the insurance sector for better disaster risk reduction through prevention.

Benefits: Via its global network and 300 strong membership, ARISE offers networking, & access to tools and best practice in the integration of disaster risk reduction into business strategies and management.

Geographic coverage: TBC

Case studies: To raise awareness and empower youth in the field of disaster risk reduction, the Asia Pacific College (APC), IBM, the Department of Science and Technology, Resilient.PH, and ARISE Philippines worked together to incorporate resilience into the Skillsbuild Innovation Camp initiative of APC and IBM.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Private sector companies voluntarily commit to support and implement the Sendai Framework, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Paris Climate Agreement, New Urban Agenda and Agenda for Humanity. An online application form must be filled, completed with a signed statement of commitment to ARISE. This includes 5 ARISE pledges as well as the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact.

Website: www.ariseglobalnetwork.org

Contact Name /Email: David Greenall / david@novasphere.ca

 

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Climate Heritage Network

Set up in 2019 at COP25, and hosted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Climate Heritage Network seeks to aid heritage actors to ensure arts, culture and heritage is integrated into city planning and management in support of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The network supports cities, regions, local governments and indigenous peoples and has mobilised working groups aiming to delivery 8 scaleable action and policy outcomes including the mainstreaming of heritage into planning to support climate action by indigenous people.

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Climate Heritage Network

Initiative overview: Set up in 2019 at COP25, and hosted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Climate Heritage Network seeks to aid heritage actors to ensure arts, culture and heritage is integrated into city planning and management in support of climate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The network supports cities, regions, local governments and indigenous peoples and has mobilised working groups aiming to delivery 8 scaleable action and policy outcomes including the mainstreaming of heritage into planning to support climate action by indigenous people.

Benefits: Members benefit from best practice sharing, collaboration and the development of innovative climate solutions.

Geographic coverage: Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe. Americas: Argentina, Canada, Ecuador, Mexico, USA. Asia – Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand. Europe: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, UK. Middle East: Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Turkey. SIDS: Cabo Verde, Cayman Islands, Fiji.

Case studies: The Climate Heritage Network is preparing a study looking at culture-based strategies that simultaneously advance climate adaptation and mitigation, as an input to COP26 and to present at the UCLG Culture Summit in Ismir, Turkey.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Architectural and design practices or other businesses involved in the arts and culture are invited to join by signing a MOU. There is no fee to join but members are asked to collaborate, bringing their skills and in-kind contributions and donations are welcome.

Website: http://climateheritage.org/

Contact Name / Email: Andrew Potts / andrew.potts@icomos.org

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International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

Founded in 2019 to accelerate the planning, design, construction and operation of safe sustainable and resilient infrastructure, the ICSI aims to bring together engineers in 150 countries with the aim of making 2,000 cities more resilient by 2030, in particular in the Global South. Focus is on four action tracks, spanning finance, innovation, whole of life costs, and guidance, tools and standards.  

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International Coalition of Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI)

Initiative overview: Founded in 2019 to accelerate the planning, design, construction and operation of safe sustainable and resilient infrastructure, the ICSI is bringing together engineers in 150 countries with the aim of making 2,000 cities more resilient by 2030, in particular in the Global South. Focus is on four action tracks, spanning finance, innovation, whole of life costs, and guidance, tools and standards.

Benefits: Members benefit from information sharing, access to innovative solutions, and cross-sectoral partnerships that will accelerate adaptation practices, primarily in cities and coastal areas. Founding members include WSP, ASCE, ASCE Foundation, ICE, GCoM and The Resilience Shift.

Geographic coverage: Americas: Canada, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, USA. Africa: Ghana, South Africa, Uganda. Europe: Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Serbia, United Kingdom. SIDS: Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica. Asia-Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Philippines, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Case studies: This year, ICSI is launching Infrastructure Pathways, an initiative led by The Resilience Shift in partnership with Arup. Infrastructure Pathways is a resource that provides guidance on building climate-resilient infrastructure systems.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and financial institutions.

How to join: Members are expected to pledge to a number of requirements including  implementing practical climate-resilient solutions through delivery of projects, put their relevant expertise, knowledge and time to support engineering action on climate, creating new resources and sharing best practice. No fees apply.

Website: https://sustainability-coalition.org/

Contact Name / Email: Savina Carluccio / savina.carluccio@resilienceshift.org

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Resilience First

Set up in 2018, Resilience First is a not-for-profit organisation, led and funded by business. It provides the ways and means to harness the collective will of its members to drive resilience at scale, in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. Resilience First does this by enabling businesses to collaborate, share, and co-create resilience and sustainable best practice globally for mutual benefit and that of society.

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Resilience First

Initiative overview: Set up in 2018, Resilience First is a not-for-profit organisation, led and funded by business. It provides the ways and means to harness the collective will of its members to drive resilience at scale, in a world facing deep uncertainties and complex interdependencies. Resilience First does this by enabling businesses to collaborate, share, and co-create resilience and sustainable best practice globally for mutual benefit and that of society.

Benefits: Resilience First’s network includes over 600 corporates in the private sector, spanning across  financial, construction, property, manufacturing, technology, leisure and professional services. Membership of Resilience First allows businesses to raise their profile and know-how, build key business relationships, shape future frameworks, learn from and collaborate with the network,  develop new contacts, share thought leadership and gain access to the latest best practice guidelines, and enhance their risk management strategies. Champion members include Atkins, Barclays, Facebook, Intel, Tesco, Thames Water, WSP and UK Power Networks. Full list here.

Geographic coverage: Europe: UK with plans to expand internationally.

Case studies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses and financial institutions.

How to join: Open to any business with 2-levels of membership – Champion & Network Member. Champions sit on strategic groups, access Champion-level events and hosting opportunities. Network Members gain access to information, tools and services to advance resilient value chains. Joiners must complete a survey on their climate risk readiness & choose ⅗ resilience pledges. Three year minimum membership recommended.

Website: www.resiliencefirst.org

Contact Name / Email: Beena Chester / bchester@resiliencefirst.co.uk

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Urban Sustainability Directors Network Resilience Hubs

Hosted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), the Resilience Hubs initiative aims to serve local governments by developing community facilities that educate residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before during or after climate natural hazard events. In particular, the Resilience Hubs ensure effective programmes, structure of buildings, provision of power, ability to communicate and staffing to enable continued operations.

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Urban Sustainability Directors Network Resilience Hubs

Initiative overview: Hosted by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), the Resilience Hubs initiative aims to serve local governments by developing community facilities that educate residents and coordinate resource distribution and services before during or after climate natural hazard events. In particular, the Resilience Hubs ensure effective programmes, structure of buildings, provision of power, ability to communicate and staffing to enable continued operations.

Benefits: Resilience Hubs provides guidance on how to set up and operationalise new Resilience Hubs. Organisations contributing to these have the opportunity to both improve climate resilience, and address racial inequity, providing better preparedness, response and recovery to disasters in areas where employees, suppliers, customers or local communities are situated.

Geographic coverage: Americas: USA and Canada. Plans to expand to New Zealand.

Case studies: Resilience Hubs shares Progress Reports that demonstrate how organisations have delivered greater resilience.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society and governments.

How to join: Primarily targeting local government and community organisations, businesses can join by providing funds, or resources – for example ‘adopting a hub’ or provide support for multiple hubs via the USDN. They would then sign an MOU which includes a commitment to the holistic vision of resilience and the specified approach to resilience hubs, as well as promising to share knowledge with others in the network via a creative commons. There are no fees to join.

Website: http://resilience-hub.org/what-are-hubs/

Contact Name / Email: Joyce Coffee / joyce@climateresilienceconsulting.com

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Insurance Development Forum

Established at the UN COP in 2016, the IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by the UN and World Bank, aiming to build resilience for people and public institutions vulnerable to climate risk. The IDF brings together many leading insurance organisations and public sector leaders to leverage the industry’s unique position to better understand climate risk and drive a more resilient world.

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Insurance Development Forum

Initiative overview. Established at the UN COP in 2016, the IDF is a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by the UN and World Bank, aiming to build resilience for people and public institutions vulnerable to climate risk. The IDF brings together many leading insurance organisations and public sector leaders to leverage the industry’s unique position to better understand climate risk and drive a more resilient world.

Benefits: Brings together actors from countries, sectors and organisations across the world to maximise effectiveness of efforts and build strategic and operational relationships via four working groups: risk modelling; regulation and resilience policies; sovereign and humanitarian solutions and inclusive insurance.

Geographies: Africa: Algeria, Ghana, Nigeria. Americas: Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru. Asia-Pacific: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. Middle East: Jordan.

Case studies: The IDF has recently launched climate risk insurance projects in Peru and Colombia. It has also produced a number reports, including papers on the Development Impact of Risk Analytics, the IDF Guide to Insuring Public Assets, and on Insuring Resilience: Critical Regulatory and Policy Architecture.

Suitable for: Civil society (NGOs and iNGOs) and financial institutions (Insurance, Investment, Legal).

How to join: Insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers may join by invitation or application and are selected based on their expertise in the areas of the Working Groups. Committee members include Aviva, Lloyds of London, Tokyo Marine Holdings, China Re, Zurich. Long list of members here. Annual Fee to join at Steering Committee level. Free to Working Group level organisations.

Website: www.insdevforum.org/

Contact Name / Email: Ekhosuehi Iyahen/ eiyahen@insdevforum.org

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InsuResilience

Officially launched at COP23 in 2017, the vision of the InsuResilience Global Partnership is to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters, through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Focus is on preventative measures to alleviate the impacts of climate and disaster risks, as well as better post event response in 78 G20/V20 vulnerable countries .

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InsuResilience

Initiative Overview: Officially launched at COP23 in 2017, the vision of the InsuResilience Global Partnership is to strengthen the resilience of developing countries and protect the lives and livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people against the impacts of disasters, through multi-stakeholder collaboration. Focus is on preventative measures to alleviate the impacts of climate and disaster risks, as well as better post event response in 78 G20/V20 vulnerable countries.

Benefits: Financial institutions gain from practical experience in innovation and can test the usability of product innovations as well as fostering market development, especially those with an international development focus. Also offers input to policy on climate resilience and access to knowledge sharing. Member companies include Aon, Allianz, the MicroInsurance Company, Munich Re, & Willis Towers Watson.

Geographic coverage: Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad,  DRC, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast. Americas: Belize, Bolivia,  Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname. Asia Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar,  Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines. Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Europe: Albania, Georgia, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia. Middle East: Afghanistan, Egypt. SIDS: Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall islands, Mauritius,  Micronesia, Montserrat, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, St Kitts and Nevis, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Tonga, Tuvalu, Trinidad & Tobago, Vanuatu.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, countries and financial institutions.

Case Studies: Since 2012, a public-private partnership of the Deutsche GIZ GmbH, the International Rice Research Institute, Sarmap SA, Swiss Re and the SDC have been collaborating through a public-private partnership – the rice crop monitoring initiative. ‘RIICE’ helps governments and farmers in SouthEast Asia and India to better forecast harvests in the face of an increasing number of extreme weather events.

How to join: Open to all stakeholders aligned to its vision, objectives and pro-poor principles. There is no cost to become a member, and the membership is permanent.

Website: www.insuresilience.org/

Contact Name / Email: Tuga Alaskary / tuga.alaskary@insuresilience.org

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ORRAA

The Ocean Risk & Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) brings together the insurance and finance sectors, governments and stakeholders from the Global South to pioneer finance and insurance products that incentivise investment into coastal and marine natural capital in communities adapting to the climate crisis. Their aim is to drive $500 million of investment into nature-based solutions by 2030, and surface at least 15 novel finance products by 2025.

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ORRAA

Initiative overview: The Ocean Risk & Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) brings together the insurance and finance sectors, governments and stakeholders from the Global South to pioneer finance and insurance products that incentivise investment into coastal and marine natural capital in communities adapting to the climate crisis. Their aim is to drive $500 million of investment into nature-based solutions by 2030, and surface at least 15 novel finance products by 2025.

Benefits: Members of ORRAA contribute to and gain from solutions sessions with other organizations working in the space, as well as cutting edge research, financial/insurance product innovation and input into policy relating to ocean health, coastal resilience, small scale fisheries, reef and Small Island State protection.

Geographies: Africa: Tanzania. Americas: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico. Asia-Pacific: India,Indonesia, Philippines. SIDS: Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, St. Lucia.

Case studies: AXA XL is working with science partners to develop a Coastal Risk Index that integrates the protective benefits of coastal ecosystems into insurance risk models. The Index will calculate physical risk to coastal assets in different projected flooding scenarios up to 2050. More here.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, countries, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Organizations are invited to join as full members, directly engaging on innovative product development and delivering impact, research, and policy outcomes. Current business members include AXA, Deutsche Bank, Swiss Re and Willis Towers Watson. Annual fee or equivalent value in-kind. Applications are vetted by the Secretariat and approved by the Steering Council.

Website: www.oceanriskalliance.org/

Contact Name / Email: secretariat@oceanriskalliance.org

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Cities Race to Resilience

Cities Race to Resilience calls attention to the urgent need to build global climate resilience in a way that prioritizes people and nature, and enables vulnerable communities to thrive in spite of climate shocks and stresses.

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Cities Race to Resilience

Initiative overview: The Cities Race to Resilience focuses on driving cities to join and pledge their commitment to the global fight against climate change. C40 Cities, CDP, GCoM, ICLEI, Resilient Cities Network, UCLG, WWF and the WRI have all come together to mobilize an unprecedented coalition of cities committed to prioritizing resilience and implementing inclusive and resilient climate action ahead of and beyond the COP26 in Glasgow.

Benefits: The Cities Race to Resilience offers cities: formal recognition by the UN-backed Climate Action Champions; leadership and visibility through the showcasing of ambition and actions of participating cities; access to resources and support such as vulnerability assessment methodologies, and step-by-step guides to city resilience.

Geographies: All

Suitable for: Cities, sub-national governments.

How to join: Cities are eligible to join this initiative by pledging to integrate climate change adaptation and resilience in all aspects of urban planning, undertake a community-wide vulnerability assessment and immediately take action relating to buildings, energy, food systems, waste, water, nature-based solutions, urban-rural linkages, digitalisation, social equity or governance and community engagement. No fees apply. A Cities Race to Resilience Briefing, FAQ document and Step-by-Step Guide are available, and the full application form can be found here.

Website: www.citiesracetoresilience.org/

Contact Name / Email: Shannon McDaniel / smcdaniel@globalcovenantofmayors.org

 

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Efficiency for Access

Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high-performing appliances that enable access to clean energy for the world’s poorest people. It is a catalyst for change, accelerating the growth of off-grid appliance markets to boost incomes, reduce carbon emissions, improve quality of life and support sustainable development. 

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Efficiency for Access

Initiative overview: Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high-performing appliances that enable access to clean energy for the world’s poorest people. It is a catalyst for change, accelerating the growth of off-grid appliance markets to boost incomes, reduce carbon emissions, improve quality of life and support sustainable development.

Benefits: The Coalition serves as a forum through which donors can align and co-ordinate activities and develop new partnerships and complementary strategies. By joining forces under the Coalition, members provide more effective financial and technical support to the high-performing appliance sector. The Coalition works together to identify solutions to market barriers and co-invest to take those solutions to scale, sharing learning and insight, improving coordination, and identifying opportunities for collaboration that enhance the impact of programmes.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Americas: Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Peru. Asia-Pacific: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. Middle East: Afghanistan, Egypt, Yemen. SIDS: Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu.

Suitable for: Civil society and governments.

How to join: Prospective Donor Coalition members should have an introductory call with the Secretariat to learn more about the Coalition and provide more details on the organization’s rationale for participating. Interested parties must have an existing or pipeline interest in leveraging co-funding and providing programmatic input into the off-grid appliance space more broadly, and into Efficiency for Access’ focus areas specifically. There is no financial commitment associated with joining the Efficiency for Access Donor Coalition.

Website: www.efficiencyforaccess.org

Contact Name / Email: Joanie Coker /  jcoker@clasp.ngo  and Sarah Hambly / Sarah.hambly@est.org.uk

 

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EIT Climate-KIC

Some regions of Europe are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change due to the make-up of their landscapes, economies and societies. EIT Climate-KIC works together with these regions to shift their hazard-by-hazard risk reduction practices to a systems innovation approach.

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EIT Climate-KIC

Initiative overview: Some regions of Europe are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change due to the make-up of their landscapes, economies and societies. EIT Climate-KIC works together with these regions to shift their hazard-by-hazard risk reduction practices to a systems innovation approach. Designed to create transformative impact, Forging Resilient Regions enables people, communities and systems to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to the impacts of climate change, whilst building more resilient economies and societies.

Benefits: The Forging Resilient Regions initiative support regions and communities by: breaking out of silos and fostering new ways of collaboration; helping to create  portfolios of innovation that will enable and scale-up real societal transformation; facilitating knowledge exchange between ambitious regions and innovators in the climate resilience space to close the critical gap between ambition and delivery.

Geographies: Americas: USA. Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy. Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK. Middle East: Israel.

Suitable for: Businesses and financial institutions.

How to join: Forging Resilient Regions engages on a case-by-case basis with the regions and innovation actors in their community. For new regions or innovation actors looking to engage with the programme they would look to create a tailored offering, based on their ‘systems innovation as a service’ methodology, so that it best matches the needs and existing capabilities of the interested party. It is expected that the interested region or innovation actor would bring a financial commitment and/or other resource commitment to engage with the programme. EIT Climate-KIC encourages interested organisations to contact them for a discussion.

Website: www.climate-kic.org/

Contact Name / Email: Ellie Tonks / ellie.tonks@climate-kic.org

 

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Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA)

Formed in 2020, the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA) brings together global cities’ leaders, experts in public health, finance, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, climate science and risk, insurance and public infrastructure.

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Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA)

Initiative overview: Formed in 2020, the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA) brings together global cities’ leaders, experts in public health, finance, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, climate science and risk, insurance and public infrastructure. The Alliance rallies critical capabilities and networks to tackle the growing threat of extreme urban heat for vulnerable people worldwide. It is supported and hosted by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, which aims to reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change, migration and human security challenges by 2030.

Benefits: Participation in the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance provides the opportunity to work directly with cities to co-author custom solutions to reduce the impacts of extreme heat on the most vulnerable. Members can participate in knowledge sharing and capacity building with a diverse coalition, collective advocacy with other EHRA members, and align with a political platform of global city mayors, the City Champions for Heat Action.

Geographies: United States, Greece.

Suitable for: Civil society and governments.

How to join: Interested members should contact Owen Gow with a summary of their initiative and interest in EHRA. After an initial review, EHRA will reach out to potential members with a request for more information and an introductory call. EHRA does not require any membership fees.

Website link: www.onebillionresilient.org

Contact Name / Email: Owen Gow / OGow@ATLANTICCOUNCIL.org

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Global EverGreening Alliance

The Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA) is an international NGO that brings together leading research, technical, environmental and development organisations to build on a shared vision of restoring degraded lands.

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Global EverGreening Alliance

Initiative overview: The Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA) is an international NGO that brings together leading research, technical, environmental and development organisations to build on a shared vision of restoring degraded lands. Functioning as a collaborative platform, the Alliance harnesses members and partners’ collective strengths, capacities, and networks to coordinate, develop and implement massive-scale land restoration programs. GEA also coordinates ‘Green Up to Cool Down’, a global campaign to accelerate global efforts towards climate change.

Benefits: Groups can join GEA in various capacities, including membership, ambassadorship, strategic and corporate partnership, etc. Members are included in updates and invited to participate in discussions about different opportunities, including involvement in large-scale restoration projects. More broadly, GEA has a network of NGOs, governments, technical experts, and organisations to foster collaboration and media and networking opportunities.

Geographies: Africa: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,Zimbabwe. Americas: Brazil, Mexico, Peru, USA. Asia-Pacific: Australia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Vietnam. Europe: United Kingdom.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: GEA aims to make barriers to joining as few as possible, and there are no fees associated. Documentation is required tailored to the type of partnership established, such as agreements for member organisations or MoUs developed for strategic partners. Membership with GEA does not obligate or constrain in any way but ensures inclusion in updates and invitations to participate in discussions about various opportunities. There is no financial commitment involved.

Website: www.evergreening.org/

Contact Name / Email: Sally Armitage / sally.armitage@evergreening.org / media@evergreening.org

 

 

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The Global Mangrove Alliance

Launched in 2017, the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) is an unprecedented collaboration that brings together and draws on the collective strength of NGOs, governments, industry, local communities and funders towards a common goal of halting mangrove degradation and increasing cover by 20% by 2030.

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The Global Mangrove Alliance

Initiative overview: Launched in 2017, the Global Mangrove Alliance (GMA) is an unprecedented collaboration that brings together and draws on the collective strength of NGOs, governments, industry, local communities and funders towards a common goal of halting mangrove degradation and increasing cover by 20% by 2030. The GMA addresses barriers to large-scale conservation and restoration with underlying objectives utilizing mangroves as a nature-based solution to enhance climate adaptation and mitigation, as well as building overall resilience through targets on food security, livelihoods and human well-being.

Benefits: GMA members contribute to and benefit from the collaborative spirit of the Alliance. In addition to joining efforts to raise the profile of mangroves and the threats facing these ecosystems, members collaborate on field work, policy initiatives, events (international meetings, conferences and workshops) and global campaigns. Working groups and committees – open only to GMA members – lead on the development of communication and outreach strategies as well as science and knowledge sharing.

Geographies: Africa: Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Tanzania. Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, USA.  Asia-Pacific: Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam. SIDS: Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: We encourage those interested in becoming a GMA member to first consult the GMA website to view the Global Mangrove Alliance Terms of Participation for Members, and then email membership@mangrovealliance.org to discuss membership opportunities or request an Application Form for Members. There is no financial commitment involved.

Website link: www.mangrovealliance.org/

Contact Name / Email: Emily Goodwin / emily.goodwin@iucn.org

 

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Initiative 20×20

Launched formally at COP20 in 2014, Initiative 20×20 is a country-led effort seeking to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean by beginning to protect and restore 50 million hectares of forests and agricultural landscapes by 2030 and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

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Initiative 20×20

Initiative overview: Launched formally at COP20 in 2014, Initiative 20×20 is a country-led effort seeking to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean by beginning to protect and restore 50 million hectares of forests and agricultural landscapes by 2030 and contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Benefits: Through Initiative 20×20, countries in the region work with leading research organizations and the private sector to restore degraded lands, resulting in increased food, water, and energy security, avoided deforestation, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation, and improved livelihoods. Members, including governments, financial and technical partners, connect in a community of practice to exchange knowledge around restoration, provide and receive technical assistance, and accelerate financing and networking opportunities.

Geographies: Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: To request formal membership, potential financial partners are asked to send a letter to WRI, 20×20’s secretariat. There is no cost to join Initiative 20×20. However, financial partners should indicate how much they are seeking to invest by 2030. Potential technical partners should indicate the scope of work that contributes to advancing the restoration agenda in the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as providing a designated focal point, and a communications contact.

Website: www.initiative20x20.org

Contact Name / Email: Walter Vergara / wvergara@wri.org

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Just Rural Transition

The Just Rural Transition brings together food producers, governments, businesses, investors, civil society, and rural and indigenous peoples to champion people-centred solutions to food systems challenges.

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Just Rural Transition

Initiative overview: The Just Rural Transition brings together food producers, governments, businesses, investors, civil society, and rural and Indigenous peoples to champion people-centred solutions to food systems challenges. JRT was launched at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit and has since fostered a global community of stakeholders. It aims to transform food systems by catalysing policy reform and investment partnerships through collaborative, inclusive approaches.

Benefits: Endorsers join the JRT community to exchange learning and forge new partnerships to accelerate just rural transitions around the world. Members can use the JRT knowledge hub to share and access scientific evidence, policy briefings, and case studies. JRT also showcases best practices by members and ensures their stories are elevated globally. Currently, they are undertaking a virtual survey with food producers in support of the COP26 Sustainable Agriculture Campaign here.

Geographies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Interested parties can apply to endorse the Just Rural Transition Vision Statement and become JRT members by submitting a web-based application form on the JRT website. The JRT endorsement process is currently not open to individuals. Those who wish to engage with JRT are welcome to subscribe to our newsletters and attend relevant community events.  There is no financial commitment involved.

Website: www.justruraltransition.org/

Contact Name / Email: Sareh Forouzesh / sforouzesh@merid.org

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Scale for Resilience

Founded early 2021 by YAPU Solutions CIAT/CGIAR, and GAWA Capital, the Scale for Resilience initiative aims to make the most vulnerable, like smallholder farmers, more resilient by providing them access to Nature-based Solutions (NbS).

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Scale for Resilience

Initiative overview: Founded early 2021 by YAPU Solutions CIAT/CGIAR, and GAWA Capital, the Scale for Resilience initiative aims to make the most vulnerable, like smallholder farmers, more resilient by providing them access to Nature-based Solutions (NbS). Scale for Resilience achieves this by addressing the full financial value chain to create the conditions to finance NbS at scale through innovative digital tools, smart data and collaboration. The initiative has pledged to make 3 million smallholder farmers more resilient by 2030.

Benefits: Participation offers access to a unique ecosystem that provides innovative digital tools, deep knowledge, and business partnerships for actors along the financial value chain. Scale for Resilience is truly inclusive and seeks to advance the sector by empowering its members, facilitate exchange and provide visibility to every member.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Senegal. Americas: Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru. SIDS: Dominican Republic.

Suitable for: Businesses, financial institutions, cities and civil society.

How to join: Interested organizations can join the initiative by formulating and signing an agreement that documents their pledges and commitments as a member. These commitments include: annual reporting on pledged metrics, the willingness to publicly share and promote their membership; and  the motivation to share knowledge and best practices with other members of the initiative. There is no financial commitment associated with joining NbScale4Resilience.

Website link: NbScaleForResilience 

Contact Name /Email: Sabrina Nagel / sabrina.nagel@yapu.solutions

 

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RegionsAdapt (Regions4)

RegionsAdapt mobilizes ambition and action on climate adaptation by facilitating access to the latest innovations, tools and best practices at regional level. Through knowledge exchange, capacity building, advocacy, monitoring and reporting, RegionsAdapt catalyzes innovation on adaptation, fosters cooperation and supports regional governments to improve their resilience.

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RegionsAdapt (Regions4)

Initiative overview: RegionsAdapt mobilizes ambition and action on climate adaptation by facilitating access to the latest innovations, tools and best practices at regional level. Through knowledge exchange, capacity building, advocacy, monitoring and reporting, RegionsAdapt catalyzes innovation on adaptation, fosters cooperation and supports regional governments to improve their resilience. Driven by the governments of Rio de Janeiro and Catalonia, it was launched at COP21. To date, it has more than 70 signatory regions worldwide, supporting over 270 million citizens. RegionsAdapt is the Regions4 flagship initiative on adaptation and it supports its implementation through its Secretariat.

Benefits: Regions joining RegionsAdapt have access to: knowledge exchange, and best practices that help develop adaptation plans and capacity building; the opportunity to strengthen their political participation, share messages and have visibility in the global climate processes and international events; collaboration through joint programmes and projects aimed to boost and improve regional actions on adaptation; participation in a global reporting system to manage and report their adaptation progress, increasing their accountability and transparency.

Geographies: Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa. Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, USA, Uruguay. Asia-Pacific: Australia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka. Europe: France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom.

Suitable for: Governments

How to join: RegionsAdapt is open to all governments situated between the local and national level, regardless of their size or the stage of implementation of their climate policy. Regions joining RegionsAdapt automatically become Members of the Race to Resilience and must sign a form committing to a 3-step process. Find out more here.

Website: www.regions4.org/project/regions-adapt/

Contact Name / Email: Mayra García-Blásquez / mgarcia@regions4.org

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Resilient Housing

Resilient Housing is a collaboration of governments, banks, philanthropists, and tech solutions standardising access to resilient, climate-smart housing worldwide. With three billion people projected to live in vulnerable housing by 2030, the time to act is now if we are to protect families, communities, and livelihoods.

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Resilient Housing

Initiative overview: Resilient Housing is a collaboration of governments, banks, philanthropists, and tech solutions standardising access to resilient, climate-smart housing worldwide. With 3 billion people projected to live in vulnerable housing by 2030, the time to act is now if we are to protect families, communities, and livelihoods. Under the leadership of Build Change since 2004, Resilient Housing unifies multi-sector actors from the US and around the world under the same banner to advocate for solutions to the financial, technology and policy barriers that inhibit the adoption of safe housing.

Benefits: The Resilient Housing initiative unites expert implementers and practitioners around the unique cause of better housing, breaking down barriers by hazard, wealth, location, and architecture. The initiative offers global expertise and partnerships to advance each other’s progress towards resilient housing through technical assistance, technological expertise, policy solutions and international best practices.

Geographies: Americas: Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, United States. Asia-Pacific: Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines. SIDS: Dominica, Jamaica, Micronesia, Saint Lucia, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu.

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, countries, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Resilient Housing collaborates with partners in a variety of formats, including but not limited to: funded projects or contracts, CSR and philanthropic strategies, strategy development for a particular city or country, and thought leadership initiatives. They encourage parties to reach out to them at info@buildchange.org if they are interested in a specific opportunity. There is no cost for collaborating with Resilient Housing, but certain projects do require funding structures.

Website: buildchange.org

Contact Name / Email: Monica Schroeder / monica@buildchange.org

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Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)

Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, development and humanitarian communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.

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Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)

Initiative overview: Launched at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, the Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP) brings together an unprecedented range of stakeholders across the climate, development and humanitarian communities with the aim of making 1 billion people safer from disaster by 2025.

Benefits: By joining REAP, partners gain access to a global network of expertise to support their work across the full value chain of Early Warning – Early Action interventions. REAP provides partners with a platform to showcase their achievements and profile their commitments. It facilitates the exchange of knowledge and solutions and fosters greater collaboration and new partnerships by bringing together the capacities of the climate, development, meteorological and humanitarian communities.

Geographies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses, civil society, financial institutions and governments.

How to join: Any country, organization or initiative may join the Partnership, if it shares REAP’s ambition for making 1 billion people safer from disasters and identifies actions or makes commitments towards achieving REAP’s targets. Prospective partners are invited to write a brief letter of intent to the REAP Secretariat confirming their desire to join and identifying actions and commitments that contribute to the achievement of REAP’s targets. The Letter of Intent template can be found on the REAP website here. There is no fee for joining the partnership.

Website: https://www.early-action-reap.org/

Contact Name / Email: Ben Webster / Ben.Webster@ifrc.org

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The Climakers

The Climakers is an initiative born under the name ‘Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda’. It was conceived by the farmers as a multi-stakeholder alliance proposing solutions to climate change that are farmer-driven, science-based and result-oriented.

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The Climakers

Initiative overview: The Climakers is an initiative born under the name ‘Farmers Driven Climate Change Agenda’. It was conceived by the farmers as a multi-stakeholder alliance proposing solutions to climate change that are farmer-driven, science-based and result-oriented. The initiative aims to propose pragmatic solutions to climate change that are based on existing best practices that farmers and their partners in the food value chain are implementing to adapt to the impacts of a rapidly changing climate, enhancing their resilience capacity.

Benefits: The Climakers boosts farmer-driven solutions to climate change, collecting best practices on the ground, and catalysing the needs and expectations of the farmers worldwide within the context of a changing climate.

Geographies: TBC

Suitable for: Businesses and civil society.   

How to join: Global or regional Farmers’ Organizations, associations, industry bodies or multilateral institutions that are interested in joining The Climakers can reach out to the team here. Once the general terms of the involvement in the initiative are agreed, an MOU will be arranged and undersigned by the parties.

Website: www.theclimakers.org/about/

Contact Name / Email: Arianna Giuliodori / arianna.giuliodori@wfo-oma.org  or info@theclimakers.org