Using climate change science to shape urban policy, and the future of our cities
Resilience First is part of a unique collaboration that co-created the Summary for Urban Policymakers (SUP) series, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 Assessment Reports into accessible and targeted summaries that can help inform climate action at the city scale.
The SUP initiative was first announced at the Glasgow COP26 climate conference in 2021, where several of the world’s leading climate change scientists came together with city and business leaders, global NGOs and national governments to explain how the SUP initiative will develop a companion series, distilling international climate change science for the urban context, and to be authored by a group of these same scientists in collaboration with cities and businesses in every region around the globe.
The SUP convened IPCC report authors, acting in an independent capacity with local government officials, national governments and business leader members of Resilience First. This was achieved through a partnership led by Resilience Rising, with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy's networks of cities, Resilience First, the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) in collaboration with GIZ.