Policy Documents

Accelerating action to build a resilient 1.5 degree world, MPGCA Resilience Roundtable at UNFCCC COP25

During the Roundtable, focused interventions from 21 speakers grounded the discussion amid different context and scales, and all stressed the need to bring action on resilience and adaptation on par with current investment in mitigation. Over 100 participants shared 238 insights on successful climate actions to accelerate transformational changes and to address barriers to implementing much needed changes.

COP25 Agri-food Chains Roundtable Outcome Document

Advancing Climate Actions on Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Food Chains for a 1.50 C Net Zero World Summary of outcome document

Building a Resilient Future Outcome Document

The Global Resilience Partnership convened over 50 organisations to come together at the Building a Resilient Future Day. The Day was sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and hosted by The New School in New York on 22 September. It was attended by over 500 practitioners from governments, businesses, grassroots groups, civil society organisations, media outlets and academic institutions with many others joining online and sharing their commitments to building a resilient future.

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

Stepping Up Action on Delivering a Resilient Future

This APCW affiliated event “Stepping up Actions on Delivering a Resilient Future” was held to provide stakeholders from Asia and the Pacific with the opportunity to raise the need for urgent action and share how this particularly vulnerable region is finding unique and effective ways to build resilience to climate change. The day complements the event held at Africa Climate Week, Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilience Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa.

Building Climate Resilience and Adaptation in LDCs and SIDS

The side event was organized by the IFRC on the margin of the HLPF 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development, and was co-sponsored by Ireland, Egypt, the UK, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Malawi, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Turkey, among others.

Synthesis Report: Three Horizon Farmer Session at UFCCC Africa Climate Week

The Farmer session co-organised by took place as a side-event to the UNFCCC Africa Climate Week, 18-22 March 2019, Accra, Ghana. The session aimed to bring forward the role of farmer-driven (small-scale) initiatives in building positive, food secure and climate resilient futures in Africa.

Colliding climate and conflict risks: Building resilience from an integrated approach in fragile and most vulnerable places

The session “Colliding climate and conflict risks: building resilience from an integrated approach in fragile and most vulnerable places” took place within a GRP/FAO side event “Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa” preceding the UN Africa Climate Week, Ghana, 18-22 March 2019.

Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa

The purpose of this ACW affiliated event “Stepping Up Action on Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa” was to identify the opportunities for increased ambition and African voice for climate action on agriculture and food systems that can be advanced at the UNSG’s 2019 Climate Action Summit and COP25.

Urgent Transformation towards Resilient Food Systems in Vulnerable and Fragile Regions

In March 2019, the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) convened a group of global experts, experienced practitioners and influential stakeholders at the Bellagio Rockefeller Centre in Italy. The group was tasked with identifying strategies and concrete actions of how to build resilient food systems in vulnerable and fragile regions1. The objective of the meeting was to identify priority areas that can impact global action to influence local realities in a context of urgency.