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COP22 Marrakech: Resilience is…. thriving in the face of risk and unpredictability
COP22 Climate Conference
Resilience is…. thriving in the face of risk and unpredictability
Vulnerable communities around the world are facing increasing challenges, not least the need to adapt to climate change, extreme weather events and chronic climate stresses. Water is a key medium through which climate impacts unfold.
The key to supporting a truly resilient community – which is able to prosper in the face of volatility and the risks of low water security – is to create linkages that combine resources, expertise and opportunity.
At the ongoing COP 22 in Marrakech, tomorrow (November 10, 1800 Morocco time), the Global Resilience Partnership is organising a discussion (titled 'Turning Risk into Reward') on how the traditional business community and the private sector are joining hands in strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities around the world. Discussants will include individuals and organisations that have been successful in forging such partnerships and achieving change.
Meta Meta’s Frank van Steenbergen will talk about how roads – the conduits for life and commerce – are being planned and built in in theHorn of Africa in ways that not only can they withstand flood/rain damage, but also utilise the water to support agriculture and development.
For more information, please visit http://roadsforwater.org/
Sandy Andelman, Chief Scientist at Conservation International, will introduce her work with Resilience Atlas, a project which utilises large data sets to understand the impact of shocks and stresses and assess resilience, and the interventions which influence it, in a new light.
David Nash, Head of the Z Zurich Foundation, will tell the story behind this partnership and explain where this investment with GRP sits in the Group’s business strategy.
To follow the conversation twitter, to put questions to the speakers and share your views, please use the hashtag #RiskToReward
For more information about the event, please visit http://cop22.ma/en
With best regards,