Marrakech Partnership Event: Shaping a Climate Resilient Future

This is a Marrakech Partnership themed event at the Global Climate Action Hub that will spotlight the progress on the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda.

COP28 presents a pivotal opportunity to accelerate global, regional, national and local work focused on climate adaptation and resilience across systems. Building on the renewed momentum generated at COP27, which also saw the launch of the Sharm El-Sheikh Adaptation Agenda (SAA), further recognition of the critical need to significantly enhance financial commitments and build capacities for adaptation strategies and solutions has been highlighted. The objective is not only to increase overall funding but also to better target these financial flows toward local communities that are disproportionately at risk and impacted by extreme weather events. Financial support requires enabling environments with strong capacities and governance structures to allow adaptation and resilience action to flourish. Thus, it is crucial that the shared narrative on climate resilience and adaptation by all and for all, is accompanied by accessible and tangible risk-informed investments and the requisite preventative, anticipative, absorptive and adaptive capacity-building to enact meaningful transformational change.

In this event, we will bring together actors and sectors in the space of adaptation and resilience and showcase the success and progress of adaptation and resilience action across and within sectors.

Our focus is to ensure that climate adaptation and resilience action work specifically for those who are most at risk and impacted or affected by climate change today–women, girls, indigenous people, vulnerable and marginalized communities. They must be involved in the design and implementation of climate actions to ensure their leadership, co-creation and the equal sharing of benefits.

Join us in this event to explore together what such adaptation and resilience action can mean for your work across systems and related sectors, in alignment with the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement’s Global Goal on Adaptation, the Sharm Adaptation Agenda, and the Race to Resilience.


Welcome & Opening
Marcia Toledo, Adaptation & Resilience Director, Climate Champions
Razan Al Mubarak, UN Climate Change High Level Champion , COP 28 Presidency
Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High Level Champion, COP 28 Presidency

Fany Kuiru, first woman in charge of COICA – Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin

Fireside chat: Progress of adaptation action
Ms Debra Roberts, IPCC
Rein Paulsen, Director, FAO Office for Emergency and Resilience
Moderator: Nathanial Matthews, CEO, Global Resilience Partnership

Fireside chat: Urgency of action
Mikko Ollikainen, Head of Adaptation Fund
Jay Koh, The Lightsmith Group, GARI
Moderator: Mariam Allam, Sharm Adaptation Agenda Lead

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