Cities Race to Resilience ICLEI USA Support Package
ICLEI USA wants to support your community’s climate resilience journey with our Cities Race to Resilience support package, an exclusive offer for ICLEI USA members that sign on to the Race.
Race to Resilience is the sibling campaign to Race to Zero and is a global initiative of the COP26 Presidency and High-Level Climate Champions to rally leadership and support from cities, regions, businesses and investors to help frontline communities build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Race to Resilience aims to catalyze action by these groups to build the resilience of 4 billion vulnerable people globally to climate risks. A resilient world, where both people and nature do not just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them, is at the heart of the Race to Resilience.
The Cities Race to Resilience is one of the initiatives under the Race to Resilience campaign, focused on driving cities, towns and counties to join and pledge their commitment to prepare for climate change. The Cities Race to Resilience offers cities and counties the unique opportunity to showcase action and drive ambition by following a globally accepted framework, access support to carry out specific resilience actions, and report on progress. Cities Race to Resilience is supported by the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities (LGMA) Constituency to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which is led by ICLEI as the focal organization..
ICLEI USA invites all our members to do this work with us, join the Race to Resilience, and access our dedicated technical support program to reach your climate resilience goals.
- Integrate climate change adaptation and resilience in all aspects of urban planning and undertake a community-wide climate risk and vulnerability assessment that also includes all vulnerable communities.
- Plan to use available knowledge and scientific evidence, including data and spatial analysis, for decision-making and action, and outline interim targets and milestones as part of a long-term commitment for citywide action.
- Immediately proceed to taking action by committing to at least one of the resilience actions as listed on Cities Race to Resilience.
- Report commitments and progress annually to an existing or recommended reporting platform. If you have not reported before, you will be contacted by partners for support.