During the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Global Resilience Partnership will be in engaged in a number of events and activities.

GRP Areas of work: Policy Theme: Climate change

This year’s climate summit, COP26, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 12 November. In addition to the physical conference, there will also be a number of virtual and hybrid events to allow for more inclusion in the summit. GRP is engaged in a number of events and activities. These include the Resilience Hub, the Development and Climate Days, and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Resilience Day. Additional details about each event are listed below.

Resilience Hub

Date: Monday, 1 November to Friday, 12 November
Where: Physical pavilion in the COP26 Blue Zone and virtual platform

The Resilience Hub puts the focus on climate adaptation and resilience. The Hub is led by non-state actors from business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions. It will provide a connected and complementary offering across a virtual and physical space. GRP is a managing partner of The Resilience Hub.

The Partnership will be participating in the following events:

  1. Opening Reception and Launch of CCRI Digital Art Exhibition
    Monday, 1 November 19:00 – 21:00
    Led by GRP, the Resilience Shift, Atlantic Council, Willis Tower Watson, Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment

  2. Adaptation & Resilience Solutions: The Investment Opportunity to Grow
    Wednesday, 3 November 15:15 – 16:45 BST
    Led by Climate KIC, CDC Group, BFA Global, GRP

  3. A COP 26 Multi-stakeholder Finance Roundtable: Tackling Ocean Risk through Innovative Solutions for Climate Resilience
    Friday, 5 November 8:00 – 9:30 BST
    Led by ORRAA and UK Government

  4. Climate Justice: GALA Event
    Sunday, 7 November 18:00 – 20:00 BST
    Led by GRP, GCU, Atlantic Council, Resilience Shift

  5. Ocean Action is Climate Action: Accelerating Resilience to Secure a Sustainable Future for Coastal Communities
    Monday, 8 November 12:00 – 13:00 BST
    Led by ORRAA and Van Oord

  6. Knowledge for Transformative Action towards a Resilient Future
    10 November, 13:00 – 14:30
    Led by the Adaptation Research Alliance, Climate Development Knowledge Network, and the Resilience Knowledge Coalition

Events registration is ongoing at

Innovating for Climate Resilience

Date and Time: Monday, 8 November at 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Where: COP26 Water and Climate Pavilion (hybrid event)

Now is the time to put innovation at the centre of the response to the development challenge of climate change, and to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. Join the Global Innovation Fund as they launch a new fund dedicated to investing in resilience and adaptation solutions in partnership with the Global Resilience Partnership and under the umbrella of the Adaptation Research Alliance. The Global Innovation Fund and Global Resilience Partnership will be joined by a range of expert panelists for a wide-ranging discussion exploring how the development community can accelerate global progress by funding evidence-based innovation focused on climate adaptation and resilience, how innovation is a cost-effective vehicle for delivering social impact, and how we can most effectively support low- and lower-middle-income countries to cope with the worst effects of climate change.

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Resilience Day

What does climate resilience mean in practice?
Date: Monday, 8 November, 10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30

Our water, food, nature, ocean, cities, transport, energy, and industry systems are all interconnected and being impacted by climate change. We need to build resilience now across and within sectors.

This event brings together the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) and Race to Resilience partners to show what adaptation and resilience means in practice for different sectors. It also looks at how working together we can achieve the Race to Resilience goal of making 4 billion people resilient to climate shocks and stresses by 2030.

The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how the MPGCA across its sectors and partners is accelerating action and investment into climate risk management measures across all the pathways.

Development and Climate Days 2021

Date: Tuesday, 9 November to Wednesday, 10 November
Where: Online (registration required)

This year’s Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) will see grassroots representatives, researchers, development practitioners and policymakers from all over the world discuss how to build a climate-resilient future for all. This two-day digital event span multiple time zones and aims to be the most inclusive D&C Days yet.

The D&C Days will focus on five themes:

  1. Building resilient agriculture and food systems (led by FAO/GRP)
  2. Early warning, early action leave no one behind (Led by RCCC)
  3. Financing a resilient future (led by IIED)
  4. Establishing resilient cities and infrastructure (led by IIED)
  5. Working with nature to build resilience (led by IIED/IFRC)

Under Theme 1: Building resilient agriculture and food systems there are four sessions.

Day 1: Tuesday, 9 November

Session 1A: How can we make climate finance work for the most vulnerable food system actors?
8:30 – 10:00 BST
Co-hosts: Global Shea Alliance, iDE

Session 3A: What are the critical actions needed to build climate resilient food systems in vulnerable and fragile regions
14:30 – 16:00 BST
Co-hosts: GRP, SEI, NUPI

Day 2: Wednesday, 10 November

Session 5A: How can we transform food and agriculture systems through locally led climate friendly and nature-positive solutions?
8:30 – 10:00 BST
Co-hosts: Patty Fond, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Supported by: Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

Session 6A: Governance for climate action in the food system: What is the roles of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and local dialogues?
12:00 – 13:30 BST
Co-hosts: Patty Fong, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland

Please contact with any questions you may have about GRP’s engagements at COP26.