Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 9:00AM to 13:00PM (followed by lunch 13:00PM – 14:00PM)
Venue: Auditorium C, ADB Headquarters, Manila
The Climate Resilience Roadshow is a platform for discussion on how to deliver climate resilience at scale, and in vulnerable contexts, building on evidence from three of the biggest investments in this area. This event is part of a series of interactive dialogues that will be held throughout 2018 and 2019 (the first took place in London earlier in the year, and another was held in Singapore in July). This half-day session, taking place during the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum will bring local voices and lived experiences to those making critical decisions on adaptation planning and resilience building investments. Participants will hear from the following climate resilience initiatives:
- Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED);
- Partners for Resilience (PfR);
- Action on Climate Today (ACT);
- The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF).
These initiatives are nearing conclusion and are drawing out key lessons from project activities to inform global communities of practice what works, what doesn’t, and how to structure necessary changes. Initia-tives such as BRACED have emphasized an engagement at the community level; ACT has focused sharply on delivering technical assistance to governments for policy enhancement and institutional strengthening; PfR has focused on policy dialogue and advocacy approaches for achieving integrated risk management at scale; and UCCRTF aims to enhance and scale-up infrastructure investment towards climate change resilience in fast-growing cities in Asia, with a focus on improving the lives of poor and vulnerable communities. Together they bring complementary and comprehensive insights on enhancing climate adaptation and delivering resil-ience at scale.
The dialogue will focus on what works, what doesn’t, and what we do not know yet regarding:
- Structuring programmes to promote resilience building at scale;
- Channelling global and national finance flows for adaptation and resilience; and
- Addressing climate, humanitarian, and development goals while building resilience.