04/12/2018 - Partners for Resilience at COP24

Join Partners for Resilience team during the COP24 Katowice 2018, Climate Change Conference on 3-14 December to understand how we influence dialogues and investing in community resilience at global and national level to promote integrated Implementation of the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The PfR team will focus on partnership and the humanitarian link to climate change by demonstrating integrated risk management approaches and strengthening the relationships with local communities and authorities.

During the COP24, PfR calls for the following:
  • Investments in Resilience must increase
  • National adaptation plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to include a much stronger focus on the most vulnerable people.
  • Ensure the Global Stocktake invites contributions from all stakeholders
  • Recognize and enable the work of non-state and local actors in implementing the Paris Agreement, including through promotion of decentralised access to climate finance

Read PfR's full policy brief and key messages here 

During a special event on 8 December PfR will share its perspectives and experiences on the unifying approach: integrated risk management - a combination of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and ecosystem management and restoration. 

Putting communities at the forefront of climate action

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018, 15.00-16.30 
Venue: Benelux/ EIB pavilion (Zone E)
The Challenge: How to bridge separate climate and sustainable development implementation processes that put communities at the forefront of climate action?
The Opportunity: By signing and ratifying the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the New Urban Agenda, national governments and key stakeholders have committed to increase their investments with regards to disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation and implementation of the SDGs.
The solution: The Partners for Resilience (PfR) promote the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approach which incorporates climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and ecosystem management and restoration, aiming at increasing resilience of the most vulnerable people in the 10 countries where PfR is active. In this session, PfR will share inspirational examples of how southern leadership has resulted in effective vertical and horizontal coherence, showing how the IRM approach is leading change in different contexts. Jointly, we would like to further explore effective modalities to strengthen synergies among the different frameworks, through multi-stakeholder partnerships, putting local communities at the centre.





  • Dialogue and Dissent Strengthening the capacity of civil society to engage in dialogues with stakeholders for improved disaster risk reduction policies, practices, and investments.
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  • Up-scaling Eco-DRR Increasing communities resilience and reducing disaster risks through ecosystem-based solutions.
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