By Caribbean News Global
LONDON, England – Speaking at the Netherlands-hosted Climate Adaptation Summit, COP26 President, Alok Sharma, launches High-level Climate Action Champions’ Race to Resilience campaign said:
“Building resilience into our economies and societies is absolutely urgent, and it is essential, if we are to protect human lives and livelihoods from the effects of our changing climate” he added.” “Ultimately it requires all of us to act together: whether it’s governments or cities, or regions; businesses, investors or civil society, all of us have to act on this issue. Of course, there is a great deal of fantastic work that is already going on. From cities like Port Moresby, investing in trees and mangroves to protect the City and its people from coastal flooding. To the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment, which represents around $10 trillion in assets.”
COP26 President, Alok Sharma continued: “Driving private finance to fund resilient infrastructure and helping investors to understand climate risk which is so vital – we are launching two new campaigns to focus efforts and make progress faster. “
Prime minister Boris Johnson announced the Adaptation Action Coalition. With partners, Egypt, Bangladesh, Malawi, Saint Lucia, the UN, and, of course the Netherlands. The Coalition will bring governments together to accelerate action ahead of COP26.
Taking the opportunity to launch the Race to Resilience campaign, said COP26 President, Alok Sharma: “This is a campaign that will mobilise businesses, investors, cities, civil society and others to act. Bringing together initiatives with the aim of building the resilience of four billion people across the world representing over half of the world’s population, by 2030.”
According to COP26 President, Alok Sharma: “The campaign will support activities delivering for people and nature. For example, cities protecting people against heatwaves. Or smallholder farmers utilising climate-resilient technologies. And restoring deforested and degraded land.”