Climate Resilient Cities

Today’s new normal requires models of governance that mitigate risk and respond to evolving challenges.

The Challenge

The world is falling short of promises made under the UNFCCC climate deal to mitigate and adapt to the increasingly devastating impacts of climate change.  Meanwhile, challenges of rising sea levels, urban heat, freshwater shortages, floods, droughts and more extreme weather events are becoming more severe and frequent. As cities increase in number and size, it underscores the need to strengthen resilience capabilities to withstand climate-related shocks and stresses and to build resilience for net-zero allowing to accelerate adaptation action in a carbon-constrained world.  

What we do

Climate resilience is a city’s ability to survive, adapt and thrive in the face of climate-related shocks and stresses. As a city builds its climate resilience, it can withstand these challenges while breaking silos, unlocking co-benefits that address the intersectionality of its risks and maximizing the value of every dollar spent in reducing and helping to prevent the impact of future shocks and stresses. Building climate resilience is thus key to improving the overall resilience of a city’s systems, businesses, institutions, communities, and individuals.  

R-Cities works to advance urban resilience through: 

News and Resources

Speaker Series 2024 #3 | Addressing Extreme Heat

Speaker Series 2024 #3 | Addressing Extreme Heat

As cities around the world continue to grow, they face escalating challenges from the impacts of climate change, with extreme heat emerging as a critical concern. Urban areas, with their dense ...
Advancing Urban Water Resilience through Multi-level Governance

Advancing Urban Water Resilience through Multi-level Governance

A collaborative call to action at COP28 and beyond.
Resilient Cities Network, Quezon City and Temasek Foundation Partner to Transform Schoolyards into Urban Oases

Resilient Cities Network, Quezon City and Temasek Foundation Partner to Transform Schoolyards into Urban Oases

Transforming schoolyards into vibrant urban landscapes resilient to heatwaves and flooding, and serving as an interactive learning tool co-designed by schools and their communities.

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