Policy

GRP works to build a diverse movement of organisations to raise the ambition on resilience and increase investments to where it is needed the most. We ensure that those at the frontline of resilience challenges play a leading role in this endeavor.

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Policy Events & Convenings

GRP convenes diverse voices through a number of regional and global policy events to advance inclusive and transformative resilience and foster radical collaboration.

Amplifying Local Voices

GRP works closely with grassroots organizations and partners to amplify the voices, stories and actions of communities on the frontlines of climate impacts.

Bridging the Gap between Ambition and Action

GRP works across diverse stakeholder groups to accelerate ambition and action on inclusive and transformative resilience.

Advancing a Unified Vision on Resilience

GRP works to advance an ambitious, coherent and actionable vision for inclusive and transformative resilience

Policy events

22May2023

Bangkok, Thailand

Partner

CBA17: Local solutions inspiring global action

04Sep2023

Nairobi, Kenya

Other

Africa Climate Week (ACW 2023)

30Sep2023

TBD

Other

Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2023)

09Oct2023

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Other

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW 2023)

23Oct2023

Panama City, Panama

Other

Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2023)

30Nov2023

Dubai, UAE

Other

UN Climate Change Conference (COP28)

Policy documents

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.

Latest policy news

Policymakers need to work more closely with researchers to fight the global food crisis

We are facing the worst food crisis in modern history – Sweden and the EU need to take action to shift how food is produced and consumed. That was the message from researchers to policymakers during a high-level meeting for the Swedish government at Stockholm Resilience Centre

USAID’s Resilience Policy is open for review

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is pleased to share their new draft of the USAID Resilience Policy for review and comments.

Keys to building an innovation ecosystem in food and agriculture

At the COP27 Resilience Hub speakers from CLASP, Energy Saving Trust, REEEP, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the World Economic Forum came together to identify innovations that could help build greater resilience within our food systems.

Changing with the tides of change: A women’s group journey towards climate resilience

In Kyamulibwa sub-county, Kalungu district, Uganda, we meet Beatrice Nakiweewa, who leads a women’s group to grow vegetables to use in their catering business impacted by climate change. This is the sixth of the ‘Voices from the Frontline (Phase-II)’ stories by ICCCAD and GRP.

GRP at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27)

COP27 takes place in Sharm El Sheikh from 6 November to 18 November 2022.