The Race to Resilience is a global campaign led by the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action High-Level Climate Champions , launched in January 2021 to catalyse a step change in global ambition for climate resilience, putting people and nature first in pursuit of a resilient world where we don’t just survive climate shocks and stresses, but thrive in spite of them.

The campaign 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.

Due to their key position between national and local levels, subnational governments facilitate coordination and policy coherence, innovate and develop ambitious plans and adaptation. They are at the forefront to catalysing changes that are crucial for long-term resilience and face the impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea-level rise. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • When regional governments engage with the RegionsAdapt initiative, they demonstrate their leadership in becoming part of the global solution to tackle climate change and automatically become part of the Regions Race to Resilience. 

  • More than 70 signatories regions impacting over 300 million citizens support the Regions Race to Resilience pledge through the RegionsAdapt Initiative and are delivering ambitious adaptation actions Discover the signatories list 

  • By joining the Regions Race to Resilience, Regions pledge to implement concrete actions and report on their progress : Learn about some of those actions in the RegionsAdapt Brief Report 2020 

  • Learn more about the RegionsAdapt x Race to Resilience partnership in 2022 

Regions Adapt, the official platform to engage regions in the Regions Race to Resilience

At the Paris Climate COP21 in 2015, Regions4 launched RegionsAdapt, the first global initiative that inspires and supports subnational governments in developing ambitious adaptation strategies, implementing concrete actions and
transparently reporting on their progress. With more than 70 signatory members impacting over 300 million citizens, RegionsAdapt is mobilizing ambition on adaptation worldwide.

Since 2021, RegionsAdapt, proud partner of the Race to Resilience, is the global initiative engaging subnational governments (states, regions and provinces) in the global effort of raising ambition in adaptation to tackle climate change.

RegionsAdapt Pledge to the Race To Resilience

What do States and Regions commit to when joining the Regions Race to Resilience?

States and Regions who want to demonstrate their leadership on adapting to climate change and join the Regions Race to Resilience are invited to commit to the following pledges:

  1. ASSESS climate change impacts through vulnerability assessments that include all vulnerable communities
  2. PLAN, prioritize and adopt an ambitious adaptation plan and/or programme (mainstreaming adaptation into other sectoral policies) and including the most vulnerable, with interim targets and long-term goals. 
  3. ACT to implement concrete actions on adaptation in key identified priority areas.
  4. REPORT annually on their progress through the CDP States and Regions reporting platform to inform and improve policies and actions, and track their commitments to the Race to Resilience.

 

Benefits of participating in RegionsAdapt

  • Demonstrate leadership in becoming part of the global solution to tackle climate change and build resilience. 
  • Access the Race to Resilience: Joining RegionsAdapt automatically qualifies your State or Region to be a part of the Race to Resilience led by the High-Level Climate Champions, ensuring formal recognition for your efforts by the UNFCCC. 
  • Join a dynamic network: learn from peers and exchange knowledge, experiences and good practices with leading regional governments from across the world to improve your climate adaptation actions on the ground.
  • Access useful tools and events: participate in our RegionsAdapt Community of Practice webinars, or stay up-to-date with latest information, opportunities and resources through our dedicated newsletter.
  • Participate in shaping a common voice, by joining RegionsAdapt advocacy actions and collective messaging to better position the key role and expertise of regions in relation to climate adaptation. 
  • Increase visibility and recognition, by accessing global campaigns such as #RegionsVoice or #WhatsAtState, by sharing your expertise through publications or events, and by featuring your relevant case studies in the RegionsAdapt Annual Report, all shared with the Race to Resilience

A Net Zero Future

Led by the High-Level Climate Champions for Climate Action Race To Zero, Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign rallying non-state actors – including companies, cities, regions, financial and educational institutions – to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero-carbon world in time. It was launched in 2019 and is the sibling campaign of Race to Resilience.

All members are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets.Regions wishing to join the Race to Zero can contact Under 2 Coalition: www.theclimategroup.org/join-race-to-zero

Why join this campaign?

  • Benefit from a unique platform of regional governments to share knowledge and innovative best practices on adaptation and resilience through the RegionsAdapt Community of Practice.

  • Join an inclusive campaign that convenes and connects initiatives and local leaders to produce partnerships and collaboration on resilience and adaptation.

  • Learn from a metrics framework which will enable to transparently assess a credible, robust commitment to resilience and measure progress.

  • Contribute to putting resilience at the centre of the COP26 narrative by placing resilience on par with climate mitigation.

Join the Campaign!

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We look forward to collaborating with your regional government.

    Melisa Cran, responsible
    of this project:

    melisa cran

    Melisa Cran

    Regions Adapt Programme Manager

    regionsadapt@regions4.org