The theme of Understanding Risk Global Forum 2022 — “Riding the waves of risk” — focuses on climate and disaster resilience in a multi-hazard world. The deadline for proposals for technical sessions that will be part of the conference's main program has been extended to June 24, 2022.
The Urban Resilience, Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop explored how to to strengthen the capability for emergency preparedness and response at the city level, complemented by recommendations to strengthen intergovernmental coordination and financing for disaster risk management. The Workshop was delivered virtually over three days from 16 to 18 August 2022.
The ninth Cities on the Frontline session of 2022, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the City Resilience Program, will focus on Cities Planning and Adapting to Climate Change Through the implementation of Resilience Road Maps and will allow city stakeholders to hear directly from officials that have participated in the process, understand the specific challenges their cities face, and see what steps they are taking to adapt. Register here and access previous sessions here.
This special session will highlight the benefits of nature-based solutions for climate resilience in cities. It will be an inclusive dialogue to urge an integrated approach to adaptation. The session will also explore the challenges countries face when translating their adaptation plans into action. Register here and learn more about the World Bank's participation at the World Urban Forum here.
This session organized by the World Bank and supported by the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy will discuss the key challenges and opportunities to scaling up financing to mitigate and adapt to climate change in cities. The session will be moderated by the World Bank and will convene mayors and former mayors to share their experiences in planning for and accessing green and climate finance for their cities. Register here and learn more about the World Bank's participation at the World Urban Forum here.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the importance that access to digital technologies, and good quality data has for development, and accelerated the pace of digital adoption. Despite progress, emerging/ developing markets still lag behind in digital connectivity, availability of investment capital and tech talent. The WBG's new Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Development approach, in alignment with the EU Green Deal, is increasing efforts for a climate-responsive, inclusive and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The session will draw on the experience of IFC and GFDRR in partnering with key European partners, to catalyze investments, enable linkages between investors, experts, businesses and the public sector, build skills and reduce the knowledge gap in the sector in emerging markets. Register here.
The WRC5 will focus on addressing the unprecedented socio-economic recovery needs as a pathway to rebuilding a resilient and sustainable society in the post Covid-19 world.
The conference will be organized under three sub-themes:
- Social, infrastructural and economic recovery from disasters as an opportunity to reset the development pathway towards a greener and resilient future,
- Addressing the social and economic effects and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on “hard-won” development gains, and
- Rethinking recovery governance models: Planning, Financing and Managing recovery from complex and interconnected disaster-conflict events in the post Covid-19 world.
The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder forum. This global forum is an avenue to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments and trends in reducing disaster risk.
The UN General Assembly recognizes the Global Platform as a critical mechanism to review progress on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. At the Platform, governments, the UN system and all stakeholders get together to identify ways to further accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Since 2007, six sessions of the Global Platforms have taken place. The outcomes are recognized by the General Assembly as a contribution to the deliberations of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), held each year in July and thus, contributing to risk-informed implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.