The UN Secretary-General's new Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global, multi-stakeholder platform aiming to accelerate action to strengthen climate resilience in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It forges synergies between different climate change adaptation efforts, as well as humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and development interventions, ultimately enhancing three fundamental capacities critical to climate resilience: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape
The capacity to better anticipate and act on climate hazards and stresses through early warning and early action.
The capacity to absorb shocks 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.
Second meeting of the A2R Leadership Group on the margins of COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
07 - 18/11/2016
The A2R Initiative is contributing to various events during the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties, COP22 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
First official meeting of the A2R Leadership Group on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. (Agenda of the first A2R LG meeting)
High-Level Launch of the A2R Leadership Group by the UN Secretary-General in the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York. (open the flyer to see more information about venue, time and composition of the A2R Leadership Group)
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NEW BRIEFING PAPER LAUNCHED
Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape: Current progress on three key capacities for climate resilience
The UN Climate Resilience Initiative: Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) promotes the strengthening of three key capacities for climate resilience: the capacity to anticipate and act on climate hazards through early warning and early action; the capacity to absorb shocks by increasing access to climate risk insurance and social protection; and 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.
This briefing paper presents the key findings of a baseline analysis of progress of the three climate resilience capacities. The analysis reviewed the data available for 114 developing countries and represents one of the first contributions towards a global understanding of the current state of play on climate resilience. The briefing paper also discusses the challenges –both conceptual and data-related –that this type of assessment faces and suggests ways of overcoming them. This paper aims to contribute to the broader discussion on metrics and methodologies for assessing climate resilience.
A2R Brochure (PDF version)
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In Partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab, we are launching the first of a series of challenges for A2R.
"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."
- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon