Building a Resilient Future

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University Center, The New School

63 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 11217

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Building a Resilient Future is now full. If you are still interested in attending please email: to be put on the waitlist.

Join the resilience movement ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit for an event that sets out ambitious and transformative actions needed to build resilience

The day is being convened by Global Resilience Partnership and sponsored by UK’s Department for International Development. It is being hosted by Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Programs in International Affairs and the Urban Systems Lab at The New School.

It is organised with a wide range of public and private organisations including: Adaptation Fund, AFSA, Asian Development Bank, Atma Connect, AXA XL, A2R, BSR, CGIAR/CCAFS, Climate Investment Funds, CJRF, EAT, EcoShape, FAO, FEBA, Future Earth, GNDR, Huairou Commission, ICCCAD, ICF, ICLEI, iDE Global, IDF, IFAD, IFRC, IIED, IISD, International Standards Organisation, InsuResilience Global Partnership, IISD, IUCN, LUCCC, Luther World Relief, Mercy Corps, NEF, Oceans Unite, ODI, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Resurgence, RMEL CoP, SDI, SEI, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIWI, SRC, SUN, Tebtebba, The Lightsmith Group, UNCTAD, UNDP, WBG, Wetlands International, WFP, Willis Tower Watson, Women's Climate Centers International, and many more!

*** Limited Capacity - See Registration Process Below***

We are in living in a period of increased volatility and unpredictability. Climate change is affecting food security and political stability. Extreme weather events are occurring more frequently, exacerbating resource scarcity, forced migration, and conflicts. If the current approach to development is not re-shaped, global aspirations toward a resilient future will not be achieved, leaving behind the most vulnerable and marginalised communities. Alongside action to limit emissions and transform towards low carbon development pathways, urgent action to build resilience is vital for achieving nearly all of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dedicated to reinforcing the focus on resilience and the commitments expected to be made at the UN Climate Action Summit, this event will feature innovative, interactive and participatory sessions for participants to share their actions and commitments for a transformative and resilient future. Participants will learn from each others experiences and discover how to embed resilience into actions and achieve the SDGs.

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Programme of the Day

This event is envisioned to be as interactive, inclusive and waste-free as possible. To that effect, all confirmed, registered participants will get access to the free, official app, Whova, elimiating any paper programmes on the day. As a registered participant, you will have access to all of the content and contacts in the app for a full year, allowing for continued engagement on resilience building with participants after the UN Climate Action Summit.

For those who would like to have an overview of the day outside of Whova app, including parallel sessions, speaker profiles, and side events, you are welcome to access it via live microsite here. It is being updated on a continous basis and provides an up-to-date information of the day.

Livestream of the event

If you are unable to be with us on the day, we will make the High Level Opening and the interactive Closing Plenary available via livestream. Please go to our website to access the event remotely on 22 September.

Please register your interest in attending via the register button above. Capacity is limited and registration does not guarantee a place in this event. You will be contacted via email to confirm your place if selected.

Please note that registration on the day will open at 7:00 am. Participants are asked to take their seats at 8:00 am for the Opening Plenary.


Interested in co-hosting one of the sessions above?

Please email Anastasia Brainich ( with your interest.

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Photography and videotaping

This event will be photographed and videotaped on behalf of the organiser(s) for display, distribution, and broadcast, including on worldwide web. By attending or participating in this event, you are giving your consent to be photographed and videotaped and waive any claims regarding the use of your image or contribution.

Event Accessibility

The venue is wheelchair accessible. The event will also be providing captioned media and portable amplifications systems will be made available on request. Reserved seating near front can be accommodated for participants who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please let the organizer know upon your arrival.

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University Center, The New School

63 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 11217

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