Outcomes of the CAS 2021 Anchoring Event – Resilient Cities

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Anchoring Event outcomes

At the Climate Adaptation Summit, Mayor Aboutaleb of Rotterdam announced the 1000 Cities Adapt Now programme on behalf of global cities and a new coalition of partners. This programme will be helping 1000 cities adapt to climate change over the next ten years.

The programme is a joint effort of the Global Center on Adaptation, the World Resources Institute, Resilient Cities Network, and UN-Habitat. Implementation has already started in Accra (Ghana), and will be upscaled to 100 cities in 2021‐2023, up to 300 by 2025 and finally to 1000 by 2030.

Race to Resilience

The High-Level Climate Champions Race to Resilience was launched at CAS 2021. Race to Resilience aims to catalyse action by non‐state actors that builds the resilience of 4 billion people from vulnerable groups and communities to climate risks by 2030.

Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign will focus on helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea level rise, via three themes:

  • Urban: Transform urban slums into healthy, clean and safe cities.
  • Rural: Equip smallholder farmers to adapt and thrive.
  • Coastal: Protect homes and businesses against climate shocks.
Cities
Hong Kong skyscrapers in a night of typhoon.

Download an overview of CAS 2021 outcomes and results. More per-session deliverables are also accessible from the Summit outcomes page.

Speakers

Check out the list of high-level speakers in this event.

Partner organisations

C40

www.c40.org

City of Accra

https://ama.gov.gh/

City of Freetown

www.fcc.gov.sl

City of Louisville

https://www.louisvilleco.gov/

City of Miami

https://www.miamigov.com/Home

City of Miami Beach

https://www.miamibeachfl.gov/

City of Paris

https://www.paris.fr/

City of Rotterdam

https://www.rotterdam.nl/

Deltares

https://www.deltares.nl/nl/

Engineering Research and Development Center, United States Army Corps of Engineers

www.erdc.usace.army.mill

Global Centre on Adaptation

https://gca.org/home

Global Environmental Facilities (GEF)

www.thegef.org

Government of South-Africa

www.gov.za

IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

https://www.un-ihe.org/

International University of British Columbia

https://www.ubc.ca/about/

Miami-Dade County

https://www.miamidade.gov/global/home.page

Resilient Cities Network

www.resilientcitiesnetwork.org

Southbridge Group

https://www.southbgroup.com/

SPARC India and Slum Dwellers International

https://sdinet.org/

The Nature Conservancy

www.nature.org

UN-Habitat

www.unhabitat.org

World Bank

www.worldbank.org

World Resources Institute

https://www.wri.org/