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REPORT: Resilience in Action: Lessons from Public‐Private Collaborations Around the World Case Studies

Communities, businesses, governments and civil society organisations around the world have begun to feel the impacts of climate change. Along with sustained efforts to mitigate climate change’s disastrous effects, these players are increasingly taking actions to reduce their vulnerabilities and exposure through disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation activities which together help strengthen resilience (referred to in the case studies as “resilience‐building activities”).

Effectively building resilience requires participation from all members of society. Public officials are increasingly looking to partner with the private sector in order to rapidly deliver the solutions needed today. Public‐private collaborations (PPCs) – which include both formal and informal partnerships and initiatives — can result in DRM and adaptation activities that draw from the expertise and resources of both governments and businesses to create resilient economies and communities. The following case studies demonstrate how innovative collaborations, both formal and informal, with the private sector can make communities, economies, and businesses more resilient to current threats and future impacts. The case studies were prepared in connection with the report Resilience in Action: Lessons from Public‐Private Collaborations around the World, which analyses them in greater detail, drawing out opportunities, barriers, success factors, and lessons learned for policy‐makers and decision‐makers seeking to promote collaboration on climate adaptation and disaster risk management.

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Project homepage: Private sector engagement in disaster risk management and climate resilience
Resilience in Action: Lessons from Public-Private Collaborations Around the World