...in thinking

Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

...in practice

Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


Diagram of a working port


A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

CWI Wheel diagram


Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.

Round up: Resilience First at COP26

At COP26, our strategic partner Resilience First has been hosting a series of fringe events, exploring the challenges and opportunities for businesses to step up and take the necessary action to protect people and the planet.

Business Climate Resilience Reception: If Not Now, Then When?

Business Climate Resilience Reception: If Not Now, Then When? 

On Sunday Oct 31, Resilience First were delighted to be joined by guest speakers Martyn Link, Chief Strategy Officer of Resilience First Ambassador, Wood plc; Harry Bowcott, Senior Partner – Sustainability Lead, McKinsey & Company; Shakti Ramkumar, Director of Policy & Communications, Student Energy; and Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County’s first woman Mayor.

The evening featured guest presentations on the role of the private sector in stepping up and taking action to address the urgent issue of climate change globally and also offered business leaders, together with other key stakeholders, the opportunity to begin important collaborative conversations ahead of the official opening of COP26.

Topics covered included the #RaceToResilience, the role of private capital in resilience-building, and the desire for systems change.

Read key takeaways from the event here.

Race to Resilience Breakfast Briefing

Race to Resilience Breakfast Briefing – A Business-led Climate Resilience Initiative: Turning Aspirations into Action.

Resilience First is one of 25 Partner Initiatives in the #RaceToResilience campaign, spearheaded by the High-Level Climate Champions. On the third day of COP26, Resilience First hosted a Breakfast Briefing alongside three great advocates for the campaign, making the case for why we need to cross this finishing line together: Payal Thadani, Business Engagement Team, Race to Resilience, UNFCCC’s High Level Climate Champions Team; Peter Hall, VP, Global Director for Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure, Wood plc; and David Howlett, Co-lead, Race to Resilience, UNFCCC’s High Level Climate Champions Team.

The session centred around the role of the private sector in the #RaceToResilience campaign and invited business leaders to see how they can get involved and sign up to the #RaceToResilience pledges.

Topics covered included climate resilience and mitigation, nature and biodiversity, and climate finance.

Read key takeaways from the event here.

Business Leaders roundtable dinner discussion on Climate Resilience Leadership: The New Competitive Advantage

Business Leaders roundtable dinner discussion on Climate Resilience Leadership: The New Competitive Advantage

Resilience First’s final event was a private roundtable dinner discussion with business leaders to explore the leadership skills required to lead a successful climate-resilience strategy across businesses and sectors.

Guest speaker, Lieutenant General (Retd) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, led a discussion on what actions and key skills are required by business leaders to drive more rapid and effective change. He was joined by guest speaker Joseph Sczurko, Executive President Consulting, Wood plc.

Read more about Resilience First and becoming a member today.

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