We are keen to create links to relevant web sites in terms of our mission, so as to help you in finding other thematic resources and experiences to build resilience in different countries and local contexts. We are aware of a great number of climate related initiatives. Some of these could be natural partners with complementary knowledge and skills, and with a good network and track record in their region, country or state.
However, not so many focus on building resilience, and there are few stories or documented cases with people to connect to for help.
According to the OECD, resilience is the ability of households, communities and nations to absorb and recover from shocks, whilst positively adapting and transforming their structures and means for living in the face of long-term stresses, change and uncertainty. It is also about addressing the root causes of crises while strengthening the capacities and resources of a system in order to cope with risks, stresses and shocks.
These capacities are lower, and risks and shocks more impactful in contexts of fragility that are frequently associated with conflicts. The OECD published a report including a fragility framework with several dimensions applied to a range of DAC countries.
But fragility and the need to build capacity for resilience is important in many more situations and countries.
This is an example of an initiative in California, USA. It focuses on helping its clients to become resilient to an uncertain future through innovation for sustainability; circular economy; reducing GHG emissions, water and carbon; and, pro-active climate adaptation and restoration actions.