This publication takes stock of urban resilience efforts globally under the framework of all 6 major inter-governmental agendas (New Urban Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Paris Agreement, Humanitarian Summit).
Documenting geographically diverse case studies from cities in the Ecuador, Italy, Japan, Kiribati islands, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Africa, USA the publication captures innovative practices adopted at the local level to ensure wellbeing and reduce risk to hazards in support of urban life.
The document highlights the following trends:
- Increased momentum for resilience
- Growing range of actors
- New tools to build resilience
- Global agreements calling for resilience
- Local actors leading resilience action