“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.”
Race to Resilience Action Dialogues: Meet the initiatives mobilizing action
After launching in January 2021 at the Climate Adaptation Summit, the Race to Resilience is excited to invite you to meet the first round of initiatives who have officially joined the race!
Click here to register your place for the first Race to Resilience Action Dialogues taking place March 30, 10.30-12.00 (BST) and hear directly from the resilience initiatives and civil society representatives from around the world who are taking part.
Hosted by the High-Level Champions, speakers at the Action Dialogues will be laying out how they are raising their ambitions as part of the Race to Resilience and placing climate resilience at the centre of the COP 26 agenda. The Dialogues will identify how non-state action is putting people and nature first and empowering local action on resilience and adaptation, creating an ambition loop to raise the level of ambition of state actors too.
The event serves as a bridge into the Climate and Development Ministerial taking place on March 31, with the messages from the Action Dialogues being taken directly into the CDM by Sheela Patel, Founder of Slum Dwellers International who will deliver the closing remarks at the Ministerial.
Participants at the Action Dialogues include:
- Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Environmental activist and member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo Community. Founder, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
- Sheela Patel, Human Rights Activist, Academic and Founder, Slum Dwellers International
- Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency
- Ms. Labiba Samad, Masters student in Climate Change & Dev at IUB, Pakistan
- Prof. Fekadu Beyene, InsuResilience Global Partnership
- The Water Resilience Coalition
- NbS Ecosystem for Smallholder Farmers
- Risk-informed Early Action Partnership (REAP)
- Global Adaptation & Resilience Investment Working Group (GARI)
About the Race to Resilience
The Race to Resilience is a global campaign – the sibling to Race to Zero – catalysing a step-change in global ambition and action 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.
20 initiatives are officially joining the Race to Resilience as partners, driving a step-change in global ambition and action on resilience.
“The current pandemic is a great opportunity to come back better and have a green recovery that is good for people, for nature and for the climate. And it’s entirely possible” – Tim Christophersen, UNEP