MCR2030 is a multi-partner initiative led by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).
“Making Cities Resilient 2030 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. By delivering a clear roadmap for urban resilience, and providing tools, access to knowledge, and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 supports cities to reduce risk and build resilience.”
MCR2030 is a place where cities and local governments can find guidance and support to enhance understanding of risk reduction and resilience, improve strategic planning to reduce risk and build resilience, and take steps towards achieving resilience.
The ultimate goal of MCR2030 is to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda.
Specifically, MCR2030 seeks to ensure that an increasing number of cities:
Commit to reducing local disaster/climate risk and building resilience.
Demonstrably improve their sustainability through implementing disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and/or resilience plans and taking actions to enhance resilience.
It also ensures that an increasing number of partnerships focus on resilience, globally and regionally, bringing synergized collaboration and support to cities along the resilience roadmap.
“To achieve resilience, cities will have to address the underlying drivers of risk, which may include poverty, education, health, environmental degradation, among others. More than anything, a holistic and systems approach to resilience must be adopted by cities. MCR2030 aims to provide a framework for this approach.”
MAMI MIZUTORI, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND HEAD OF THE UN OFFICE FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (UNDRR)
Making Cities Resilient works to Improve cities’ understanding of risk and secure cities’ commitment to local disaster risk reduction and resilience. It achieves this by:
• Strengthening cities’ capacity to develop local strategies and plans to enhance resilience.
• Supporting cities to implement local strategies and plans to enhance resilience.
A crosscutting aim of MCR2030 is to strengthen vertical links between local governments, national governments, and national associations of local governments, as well as horizontal links between local and national partners.
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ROECA)
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