...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.

Your Daily COPpuccino: Episode 7

Throughout COP26, our own Peter Willis will be talking to thought leaders about climate resilience in this daily video-podcast, hosted by the COP Resilience Hub.

In the seventh episode, Peter talks to Dr Debra Roberts, Head of Sustainable and Resilient Initiatives at eThekwini Municipality, Durban, South Africa & Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group 2.

With her unusual perspective from within local government, Debra identifies what she sees as critical ingredients of a more resilient future for African cities. They include knowledge exchange between science, local government practice and community sources; a more roundtable approach to government, distributing the power and embracing the reality of urban informality, where many people are already ‘walking the future’ in terms of the levels of uncertainty and precarity they confront and the ingenuity they have to manifest to survive.

She sees social safety nets and ground-level access to power and decision-making as important steps towards helping them build resilience. All of this change requires enormous courage from those who would lead.

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