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Global Affairs Canada defines, shapes and advances Canada’s interests and values in a complex global environment. They manage diplomatic relations, promote international trade and provide consular support. They lead international development, humanitarian, and peace and security assistance efforts. And also contribute to national security and the development of international law.

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Social Media Video Contest for COP26 Resilience Hub

What are your resilience solutions to tackle the effects of climate change?

Financial Pathways to Climate-resilient Housing

40% of the world is projected to live in vulnerable housing by 2030. Dr Elizabeth Hausler and Monica Schroeder from Build Change show how financing improvements to existing housing stock is one way to provide climate-resilient housing at the scale required.

Collaboration is key to accelerating a sustainable and equitable ocean economy – Report

A trio of reports from the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Global Resilience Partnership, which have been commissioned by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA) highlight the real risk landscape facing the ocean economy.

Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr has appointed a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

GRP at UNFCCC COP26

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.