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We have the data, and now what?

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance has launched a new guidance document to help practitioners use the data gathered through the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities to plan appropriate, community owned, interventions. This blog explains why, how, and where to learn more. 

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We have the data, and now what?

Towards a step-change on Loss & Damage

Making use of mutuality-solidarity-accountability-transparency principles

The Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage and its ongoing review were hot topics at COP25. Hopes for a step-change on the issue of finance to scale up action and support have not been translated into action. Negotiating Parties remain divided over the way forward and the question of what kind of finance and for whom. We suggest to build on principles of risk governance, including insurance, and international cooperation  – mutuality, solidarity, accountability and transparency – and to combine these in novel ways in order to upscale action on both averting and minimizing as well as addressing loss and damage under the WIM in a manner that truly shows responsibility for responding to the climate crisis.

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Towards a step-change on Loss & Damage

Foundations for change: what we’ve learned in year 1

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance entered its second phase in July 2018. Since then we have worked hard at creating an effective, collaborative, and innovative approach to disaster resilience programming, coupled with a new type of monitoring and reporting system that will allow us to regularly assess our impact and adaptively manage the programme. Recognising that partnerships are essential for reaching climate goals, we want to share our achievements and the knowledge we’ve gained so that others can learn from it to create resilience and adaptation programmes that go beyond business as usual. 

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Foundations for change: what we’ve learned in year 1

Invest in long-term resilience to prepare for a 1.5 degree plus world

Global Resilience Partnership Press Release 05 December COP25, Madrid, Spain. 

The world has made significant development progress over the past decades, but these gains have been uneven and often come at the cost to our climate, environment, and marginalized sectors of society. Innovative resilience approaches allow vulnerable people and places to thrive in the face of surprise, uncertainty and change, but they are not being applied in enough geographies, nor at the scales required.

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Invest in long-term resilience to prepare for a 1.5 degree plus world

What is loss and damage, why is it critical, and what outcomes are needed from COP25?

Amid the escalating climate emergency, policy makers from nearly 200 countries will gather in Madrid, Spain, next week for another annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25). The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance urges policy makers to deliver a strong outcome that is aligned with the needs of the most vulnerable and those already facing climate induced Loss and Damage.

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What is loss and damage, why is it critical, and what outcomes are needed from COP25?
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