UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R

UN Climate Resilience Initiative A2R (2015; 14 partner organizations; http://www.a2rinitiative.org/)

“Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R) is a global multi-stakeholder initiative that strengthens climate resilience for vulnerable countries and people.“ Promotes the focus on the three name-giving key capacities:

  • “Anticipate: Capacity to better anticipate and act on climate hazards and stresses through early warning and early action.”
  • “Absorb: Capacity to absorb shocks and stresses by increasing access to climate risk insurance and social protection systems.”
  • “Reshape: Capacity to reshape development pathways by transforming economies to reduce risks and root causes of vulnerabilities and support the sound management of physical infrastructure and ecosystems to foster climate resilience.”


  • Briefings, reports, brochures

Leadership: Former Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (Founder)

Note: Cites The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (Sept 2018); annual flagship report of FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO, which features climate resilience as key.

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