UN-Habitat Announces New Partners in the City Resilience Profiling Programme
UN-Habitat's City Resilience Profiling Programme has forged new partnerships with the World Bank, C40 Climate Leadership Group and the Rockefeller Foundation to enhance the resilience of all cities around the world. Collectively, these organisations are now working with over 300 local governments that are actively committed to ensuring the safety, security and prosperity of their cities through programmes such as the World Bank’s Creditworthiness Academy; Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative; and the C40’s City Director programme.
These partnerships will bring together new tools and resources cities require to address a broad spectrum of challenges, from rapid urbanization and demographic imbalances, to more extreme weather events triggered by climate change.
The aims of the new partnerships are to Equip local governments with tools and information they need to calibrate and measure their resilience in order to make informed governance and investment decisions;· Mobilize transformational, sustainable improvements to physical and social urban landscapes; Catalyze new finance opportunities for re-development and new infrastructure investments, and; Establish a common, global approach to achieving resilience for all cities.
Commenting on the new partnerships, Dan Lewis, Chief of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Programme said,” One of the chief aims of the CRPP is to bring more cohesion and understanding of urban resilience to local governments across the world. These new partnerships represent a significant advancement toward achieving that goal. We look forward to working with these and other partners in the coming months to build the capacity of local governments and progress the development of city-level Resilience Action Plans ”.