Report on Resilience: Evidence and Action Side event, at HLPF18

In an increasingly turbulent and unpredictable world new approaches to development are needed to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We face a new reality: disasters and shocks are occurring more frequently and chronic stresses are lasting longer. We need to ensure that all people, especially in developing countries, have prosperous lives and are resilient to these shocks and stresses.

Recognising this challenge, the UK, Sweden, Germany and Uganda, with the Global Resilience Partnership, sponsored a side event (Agenda in Annex I) at the High Level Political Forum on 16 July. This event had three objectives:

  • To highlight the latest scientific evidence on the challenges to development posed by climate change.
  • To show how action on building resilience and maintaining the integrity of ecosystems supports the delivery of the SDGs.
  • To identify where change is needed to build resilient people, communities, cities, and economies.

Event Report