Eurasia Regional Section of the World organization "United Cities and Local Governments"

Join the campaign to increase the Making Cities Resilient 2030

Join the campaign to increase the Making Cities Resilient 2030

Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships. 

Through delivering a clear 3-stage roadmap to urban resilience, providing tools, access to knowledge and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 will support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience. 

MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. 

MCR2030's programmatic approach is built around a three-stage ‘resilience roadmap’ that guides cities on how to improve resilience over time. The resilience roadmap is flexible and iterative; cities can enter MCR2030 at any stage gaining access to a range of tools and technical advisory inputs delivered by different partners. Cities make commitments to demonstrate progress along the resilience roadmap.

Stage A – Cities know better

Stage A focuses on enhancing cities’ understanding of risk reduction and resilience. Stage A cities are committed to developing and implementing a disaster risk reduction strategy by raising awareness around DRR and resilience and bringing relevant city actors and the public on board with the city’s plans.

Stage B – Cities plan better

Stage B cities will initially focus on improving assessment and diagnostic skills, increasing alignment between local strategies and national and regional strategies, and improving early-stage strategies and policies. Stage B cities may have had some early successes and momentum towards achieving DRR, sustainability and resilience improvements, and have some form of strategy to address disasters but may not yet incorporate risk reduction or preventive measures. The cities must demonstrate the commitment to move towards development or refinement of a DRR and resilience strategy and ensure development plans are risk-informed.

Stage C – Cities Implement Better

Stage C of the resilience roadmap focuses on supporting cities in the implementation of risk reduction and resilience actions. Cities in this stage have a relatively robust DRR, resilience and sustainability plan in place and may be in the early stages of implementation or already working towards mainstreaming the DRR/resilience strategy and activities across its governments’ structure.

How to join?

1. Find out at what stage your city is on the map 

Find out what stage your city is at in the resilience roadmap (Stage A, B or C). Cities and local governments are asked to complete a "Stage Assessment" survey to determine the entry point to the sustainability roadmap.

2. Upload a sample letter of commitment and get its approval from the mayor or the chief executive or a similar local government body.

3. Register on the "Making Cities Resilient 2030" platform.

4. Create a city profile.

5. Upload a signed commitment letter.

6. Start moving along the resilience map by taking measures to increase resilience: after confirming registration, access to tools and recommendations will open.

You can also join this initiative as a participating organization to support cities in the development of resilience.




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