New Climate CoLab contest on absorbing climate impacts
How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts? The UN Climate Resilience Initiative and InsuResilience are seeking innovative ideas for linking climate risk insurance with other forms of social protection to further enhance communities’ ability to absorb the impacts of climate change.
Climate Resilience at COP23
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R, in close collaboration with its Partners, raised the profile of climate resilience at COP23. The Initiative co-organized three High Level Engagement events on Resilience on 13 and 14 November 2017 in the Bonn Zone, focusing on investment, why resilience matters and nature-based solutions for climate resilience.
A2R video on essential capacities for climate resilience
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape is a global, multi-stakeholder platform accelerating action to strengthen climate resilience in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement and the overarching 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape is
a global, multi-stakeholder partnership accelerating action to strengthen climate resilience for the most vulnerable countries and people.
Three capacities for climate resilience
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative strengthens three capacities that are essential for achieving for climate resilience:
The capacity to better anticipate and act on climate hazards and stresses through early warning and early action.
The capacity to absorb shocks and stresses by increasing access to climate risk insurance and social protection systems.
The capacity to reshape development pathways by transforming economies to reduce risks and root causes of vulnerabilities and support the sound management of physical infrastructure and ecosystems to foster climate resilience.
"These are the people who did the least to cause climate change, yet they stand to lose their homes, their jobs, and even their lives because of the growing impacts of climate change. That is why I have asked the UN system to put together a package of initiatives to address this urgent need."
Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
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