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