This day-long event, convened by Global Resilience Partnership and sponsored by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and hosted by Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Programs in International Affairs and the Urban Systems Lab at The New School, will seek to reinforce the focus on resilience and the commitments expected to be made at the UN Climate Action Summit on 23 September, and to enable participants to learn from each other about what they are doing and how to embed resilience into actions to address climate change and achieve the SDGs.
The Day has four objectives:
- To provide the opportunity for all stakeholders to commit to actions and initiatives to build a resilient future, and to explore how, by breaking out of institutional and sector silos, these can be greater than the sum of their parts;
- To highlight actions that grassroots organizations are taking, and how these organizations, in particular women, can be part of decision making to take these actions to scale, especially in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs);
- To set out how the latest knowledge and understanding on resilience can be used to build and invest in adaptive, resilient and transformative communities and economies; and
- To provide an interactive space to explore and identify new strategies, collaborations and partnerships to advance and track the implementation of the actions and initiatives announced on the Day.
The event will feature seven action sessions on: building resilient food and agriculture systems; preventing disasters in a changing climate; financing a resilient future; resilient cities, infrastructure and energy systems; working with nature to build resilience; resilience programming and building capacity; and climate and conflict.
date: 22 September 2019
location: New York City, US