The MRR Innovation Lab is pleased to be involved as the "Rural Pillar lead" in supporting a new COP Resilience Hub to increase the focus on building resilience to help people cope with the impacts of climate change.
This year’s Glasgow Climate Conference – the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the Climate Convention, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, will feature a new COP Resilience Hub led by non-state actors from business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions.
About the programme:
The COP Resilience Hub will provide a connected and complementary offering across a virtual and physical space, in parallel with COP from 1-12 November 2021.
The COP Resilience Hub will:
- share best practice and build collaboration, momentum and new opportunities on adaptation and resilience.
- help amplify messages on resilience and adaptation at COP26.
- help set the direction for future action on adaptation and resilience beyond COP26.
The COP Resilience Hub will also be the home of the UN High Level Champions Race to Resilience that is catalyze action to build the resilience of 4 billion people by 2030. The Hub has three pillars (urban, rural, and coastal) and ten themes and will support the objective of the COP26 President Alok Sharma on adaption to the impacts of climate change.
The Resilience Hub will be a physical pavilion in the COP26 Blue Zone, a space in the center of Glasgow that will be open to all (subject to Covid-safe booking requirements and availability), and a large virtual platform running 24/7 connecting people across the planet activities to provide an unforgettable immersion into the urgency for action while mobilizing ambition to deliver a resilient world for all.
About the partners
The COP Resilience Hub represents a global community of interest driven by the urgency to act, with over 30 private and public organizations involved in developing the program, and a Steering Committee that includes Directors from the COP26 Presidency, FCDO, UNFCCC and the High-Level Champions Team.
More information about the program can be found at https://cop-resilience-hub.org/