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Efficiency for Access is a co-theme lead for Energy Access at new COP Resilience Hub to increase the focus on helping people cope with the impacts of climate change

Efficiency for Access is delighted to support the launch of the COP Resilience Hub that will put the focus on resilience and adaptation at COP26.

Efficiency for Access will work with ICF and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as Energy Access co-theme leads at the COP Resilience Hub to deliver several events that showcase the talented people and organisations around the world creating innovations that can help countries and vulnerable communities thrive while withstanding external shocks. This year’s Glasgow Climate Conference – the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the Climate Convention, taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, will feature a new COP Resilience Hub led by non-state actors from business, investors, civil society, academia, cities and regions.

About the programme

The COP Resilience Hub will provide a connected and complementary offering across a virtual and physical space, in parallel with COP from 1-12 November 2021.

The COP Resilience Hub will:

  • share best practice and build collaboration, momentum and new opportunities on adaptation and resilience
  • help amplify messages on resilience and adaptation at COP26
  • help set the direction for future action on adaptation and resilience beyond COP26

The COP Resilience Hub will also be the home of the UN High Level Champions Race to Resilience that catalyses action to build the resilience of 4 billion people by 2030. The Hub has ten themes and will support the objective of the COP26 President Alok Sharma on adaption to the impacts of climate change.

The Resilience Hub will be a physical pavilion in the COP26 Blue Zone, a space in the centre of Glasgow that will be open to all (subject to Covid-safe booking requirements and availability), and a large virtual platform running 24/7 connecting people across the planet activities to provide an unforgettable immersion into the urgency for action while mobilising ambition to deliver a resilient world for all.

About the partners

The COP Resilience Hub represents a global community of interest driven by the urgency to act, with over 30 private and public organisations involved in developing the programme, and a Steering Committee that includes Directors from the COP26 Presidency, FCDO, UNFCCC and the High-Level Champions Team.

Largely financed by private sector and philanthropy support, it is managed by three non-state actors: the Global Resilience Partnership, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council, and The Resilience Shift.