COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report: Key Messages and Future Directions

Corina Angheloiu and Anastasia Brainich
Posted on: 6/13/2023 - Updated on: 6/13/2023

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The Resilience Hub is an inclusively built virtual and physical space that aims to mobilise greater levels of ambition and action on building resilience to climate change. The Resilience Hub was conceived and created by three organisations, The Global Resilience Partnership, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, and Resilience Rising. These organisations saw the need to create a home for resilience at COP to act as a central gathering place to help drive greater awareness, inclusive action, and investment. It was born in close collaboration with the High Level Climate Champions Team and is home to the Race to Resilience campaign at COP, representing over 1,500 non-state actors taking action on resilience around the world.

Now in its second edition, this report synthesises the main messages from the COP27 Resilience Hub and aims to help set the direction for future action towards COP28 and beyond. The report first provides an overview of the key adaptation and resilience decisions and announcements that took place during COP27; it then presents the key messages resulting from the events of the Resilience Hub and offers concluding remarks on next steps towards COP28 and beyond.

Five cross-cutting messages emerged:

  1. Scaling action on adaptation and resilience is inextricably linked to, and a prerequisite for, containing the magnitude of Loss and Damage.
  2. While significant finance gaps remain, a wider diversity of financial actors are taking action to embed resilience as part of strategies, operations, and reporting.
  3. The spectrum of mitigation, adaptation and resilience, and Loss and Damage requires a concerted approach to the governance of implementation.
  4. Arts, heritage, and culture must be at the heart of adaptation and resilience action – protecting them is key to thriving livelihoods and human development.
  5. Locally-led adaptation (LLA) and resilience implementation requires radical collaboration across actors and scales.

Besides summarising the key overarching messages, the synthesis report presents findings and insights from four Regional Hubs and from the nine themes explored in the Resilience Hub during COP27. The Regional Resilience Hubs took place in the lead up to COP27 to ensure that best practices on resilience and perspectives of those most susceptible to and affected by climate change are amplified and increasingly drive the agenda at COP.

Themes include:

  • Finance and Investment
  • Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Action
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Water and Natural Ecosystems
  • Cities and Urbanisation
  • Infrastructure, Energy, and Mobility
  • Ocean and Coasts
  • Arts, Culture, Antiquities, and Heritage
  • Health and Wellbeing


Resilience Hub (2022). COP27 Resilience Hub Synthesis Report: Key Messages and Future Directions. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

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