Our engagements during COP26

The Stockholm Resilience Centre will be involved in several large campaigns and activities through the Global Resilience Partnership and the Global Commons Alliance


The 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from 31 October to 12 November. In addition to the physical conference, there will also be a number of virtual and hybrid events to allow for more inclusion in the summit.

The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) will be involved in several large campaigns and activities through the Global Resilience Partnership and the Global Commons Alliance.

SRC is also involved in the launch of the 10 Climate Insights report published by Future Earth, with Thorsten Bleckner and Johan Rockström as authors.

Finally, SRC is involved in a public campaign to promote climate action led by Netflix’s Breaking Boundaries producers.

Global Commons Alliance

The Global Commons Alliance (established by SRC and partners) is leading the Nature Zone and Nature Positive by 2030 Campaign, the Nature pavilion at COP26 and Nature’s Newsroom.

Nature Positive is a global goal to halt and reverse the catastrophic loss of nature starting from a 2020 baseline. Ensuring our economies are nature positive by 2030 is just as important as halving emissions by 2030 for the safeguarding of humanity. If we fail on nature, we will fail on climate and fail on ourselves: we are nature.

The campaign brings together the diverse and transformational actions from governments and multiple stakeholders needed across nature, climate and people to make sure nature is at the heart of the climate conversation at Cop26, and make Nature Positive as familiar and as urgent as Net Zero.

Within the Nature Zone, we will be running the Nature’s Newsroom, a daily live streamed production linked to all major broadcasters on driving Nature’s positive narrative for COP26, with focus on:

Week 1: Finance, energy/scaling solutions, youth, oceans and water, education, nature, indenginous
Week 2: Adaptation, science and innovation, gender, transport, cities/regions

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Global Resilience Partnership

The Global Resilience Partnership (GRP) is coordinating non-state actors in support of greater action on resilience through the Race to Resilience campaign, which works alongside and in partnership with the RaceToZero.

RaceToResilience has been initiated by the COP26 Presidency and High-Level Climate Champions to rally leadership and support from cities, regions, businesses and investors to help frontline communities build resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The Race to Resilience aims to catalyse action by non-state actors to build the resilience of 4 billion people from vulnerable groups and communities to climate risks.

GRP has coordinated the RaceToResilience pavilion which will host over 70 events across the two weeks.

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Resilience Hub

Date: 1-12 November
Where: Physical pavilion in the COP26 Blue Zone and virtual platform

The Resilience Hub puts the focus on climate adaptation and resilience and is led by non-state actors from business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions. GRP is a managing partner of The Resilience Hub.

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Innovating for Climate Resilience

Date and time: Monday, 8 November at 19:00 – 20:00 BST
Where: COP26 Water and Climate Pavilion (hybrid event)

Now is the time to put innovation at the centre of the response to the development challenge of climate change, and to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. Join the Global Innovation Fund as they launch a new fund dedicated to investing in resilience and adaptation solutions in partnership with the Global Resilience Partnership and under the umbrella of the Adaptation Research Alliance.

The Global Innovation Fund and Global Resilience Partnership will be joined by a range of expert panelists for a wide-ranging discussion exploring how the development community can accelerate global progress by funding evidence-based innovation focused on climate adaptation and resilience, how innovation is a cost-effective vehicle for delivering social impact, and how we can most effectively support low- and lower-middle-income countries to cope with the worst effects of climate change.

Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Resilience Day

Date: Monday, 8 November, 10:00 – 11:30 and 13:00 – 14:30

This event brings together the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (MPGCA) and Race to Resilience partners to show what adaptation and resilience means in practice for different sectors. It also looks at how working together we can achieve the Race to Resilience goal of making 4 billion people resilient to climate shocks and stresses by 2030.

The purpose of the event is to demonstrate how the MPGCA across its sectors and partners is accelerating action and investment into climate risk management measures across all the pathways.

Development and Climate Days 2021

Date: Tuesday, 9 November to Wednesday, 10 November
Where: Online (registration required)

This year’s Development and Climate Days (D&C Days) will see grassroots representatives, researchers, development practitioners and policymakers from all over the world discuss how to build a climate-resilient future for all.

This two-day digital event spans multiple time zones and aims to be the most inclusive D&C Days yet.

The D&C Days will focus on five themes:
Building resilient agriculture and food systems (led by FAO/GRP)
Early warning, early action leave no one behind (Led by RCCC)
Financing a resilient future (led by IIED)
Establishing resilient cities and infrastructure (led by IIED)
Working with nature to build resilience (led by IIED/IFRC)

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Published: 2021-10-26