Launch of UN-HABITAT's "Building the Climate Resilience of the Urban Poor" initiative

Building the Climate Resilience of the Urban Poor has the ambition to step-up climate action for the most vulnerable. It is co-led by the Governments of Kenya and Brazil. The coalition is also made up of community organizations (Shack/Slum Dwellers International, WIEGO), local governments organizations (ICLEI, C40, United Cities and Local Governments - UCLG), organizations of planners with ISOCARP and P4CA, infrastructure providers (AECOM, Arcadis, ARUP), academia (IIED, University of Twente – ITC, UCCRN), United Nations and intergovernmental organisations (UNDRR, UNDP European Commission), as well as international programmes and non-governmental organisations (100 Resilient Cities, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Cities Alliance, WorldPop Project, World Resources Institute).

The initiative is opened to other partners towards the UN Climate Action Summit 2019, when commitments will be announced. Together, we can help build safe, sustainable and resilient environments for the urban poor.