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?

From Grey to Green infrastructure: a paradigm shift needed to deliver on climate action

Policymakers at COP 25 have the opportunity to address and influence policies around infrastructure investments and national development plans. The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance argues that a move from hazard protection only focused on grey infrastructure to integrated green and grey approaches where nature-based solutions are consistently incorporated is vital to achieve climate-smart, risk informed development. 

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From Grey to Green infrastructure: a paradigm shift needed to deliver on climate action

COP25 must deliver on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction

The 25th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) starts next week in Madrid, Spain. The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance will be there to remind policy makers of the commitments made during the Climate Action Summit and the importance of further, more ambitious, investments in disaster risk reduction, particularly flood resilience, in the face of this climate crisis.

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COP25 must deliver on climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction
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