Today, more than ever, we need ambitious, accelerated climate action that targets the most vulnerable. We need to start from the first mile, where the impact is felt most. We need approaches that enhance community resilience against the health, livelihood, and other shocks arising from climate change related disasters.
We hope this paper will inspire you to do more, with its showcase of the diversity of actors and their approaches in advancing community resilience. The report also identifies opportunities for philanthropy, and collaborative action. Many communities are creatively preparing themselves for the future, with the support of dedicated civil society organisations, and governments. If we put a climate lens on our philanthropy, perhaps we could alleviate some of the cascading impacts of climate change; such as we have seen in the COVID-19 pandemic. We could enable communities and local governments to be more inclusive and self-reliant, more collaborative and much more prepared.