Headline messages from ‘Building a Resilient Future’ prepared for the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit

On 22nd September, over 50 organizations collaborated on the Building a Resilient Future held at the New School. Commitments from over 900 delegates spotlighted urgent proactive resilience building approaches in support of the UN Climate Action Summit.

Incremental change is insufficient. These actions and initiatives need to be urgently scaled to accelerate transformation towards a resilient future that serves the most vulnerable communities and those most impacted by climate change and related systemic stresses. If we fail on these commitments, we fail on the SDGs and the Paris Agreement.