The Race to Resilience is supporting businesses to take immediate action to build climate resilience. This isn't about ambition for later, it's about delivering now - and the movement is only growing.

Gonzalo Munoz, High Level Champion for Climate Action, COP25

 Q. Who is Resilience First?

A. First is a highly respected business-oriented membership organisation, created by London First and supported by blue-chip Champions and key stakeholders in a cross-section of industry sectors, with a mission to advance resilience best practice across urban business communities.


Q. Who is The Resilience Shift?

A. The Resilience Shift, supported by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Arup, has built a global community of interest from its roots in providing new collaborations, knowledge, tools and approaches to ensure a transformative approach to the resilience of critical infrastructure.


Q. Who is UNFCCC?

The UNFCCC secretariat (UN Climate Change) is the United Nations entity tasked with supporting the global response to the threat of climate change.  UNFCCC stands for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Convention has near universal membership (197 Parties) and is the parent treaty of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The main aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global average temperature rise this century as close as possible to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The UNFCCC is also the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The ultimate objective of all three agreements under the UNFCCC is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.


Q. Why has Resilience First joined the UNFCCC’s Race to Resilience campaign?

To address the urgent and ongoing threat of climate change, Resilience First has successfully bid for and become the business partner of the UNFCCC’s Race to Resilience campaign which will form part of the COP programme, to drive climate action globally amongst the private sector and grow resilient communities.


Q. Who can join Resilience First’s Race To Resilience Initiative?

Our initiative is open to all businesses regardless of size and sector, subject to committing to the pledges to drive action.


Q. Is there a cost to belong to Resilience First’s Race To Resilience Initiative?

Campaign partnership forms part of Resilience First’s membership benefits. The membership fees start from £5,000+VAT pa per organisation. Please click here for more information.

SMEs, categorised as businesses employing less 50 employees may join the initiative on a complimentary basis.


Q. How long do I have to commit to the campaign?

To drive real action to 2030, we would appreciate at least 3 years commitment to the campaign.  Although this is not a compulsory requirement.


Q. Does my business need to be located in a specific country in order to join?

This is a global initiative, and we encourage businesses to join us from around the world.


Q. What should I do next to find out more information and/or join the campaign?

For more information, please click here or contact Beena Chester at


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