This event at the EU Pavilion at UNFCCC COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt aims to present replicable, successful models from Africa and Asia developed within the EU-funded project ‘Upscaling Community Resilience through Ecosystem-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (2019-2022)’. The Partners for Resilience (Wetlands International, the Netherlands Red Cross, Care, Cordaid) are implementing these models in collaboration with UNEP in Haiti, India, Indonesia, Uganda and Ethiopia.
The purpose of the event is to inspire the audience to replicate the presented models and activities in their own countries, and own individual contexts, with the aim of advancing climate adaptation and mitigation, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction and improving the state of biodiversity.
As the UNFCCC secretariat explains, Integrating climate change adaptation within the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 can help to build resilience comprehensively across societies.
The EU Council underlines the urgent need for concrete measures on the ground, in the first place by scaling up finance for adaptation and resilience measures.
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration began in 2021 and there is growing recognition about the value and importance of nature-based solutions (NBS) and ecosystem-based approaches to sustainable development. NBS offer opportunities to interlink the different international global frameworks. They are an essential investment if we wish to keep to the 1.5°C degree target set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change, protect biodiversity, foster sustainable development, and reduce the risk of disasters linked to climate change.
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