After going through a rigorous evaluation assessment, Recife, Brazil, has been recognized as the fourth Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Resilience Hub in the Americas and the Caribbean and the tenth at global level. The announcement was made on January 10th, 2022. How do cities operate after being recognized as Resilience Hubs? As leaders, they exchange and diffuse their expertise to other cities, learn about best practices from others, and help to build resilience beyond borders. Under the MCR2030 framework, the cities of Medellin, Colombia and Recife, Brazil, held the first exchange between Resilience Hubs in the Americas and Caribbean region. The event took place on February 10, 2022, in hybrid mode.
On December 21, 2021 Campinas (SP, Brazil) became one of the first cities in the Americas and the Caribbean to be recognized as a "Resilience Hub" of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative. After this announcement, on January 12, 2022, Mayor Dario Saadi received the certificate, on behalf of the city, from the captain of the hands of Military Police, Felipe Zaupa, in representation of Colonel PM Romanek, chief secretary of the Military House and state coordinator of Protection and Civil Defense.
The city of Mariupol conducted a workshop to implement the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment from 31 January – 2 February 2022, The event was funded by the UK government and part of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) initiative.
The July 2021 Western Europe floods were Germany's most expensive natural disaster to date, costing the country an estimated €33 billion. Moving forward, Germany needs to strengthen disaster risk management to bolster sustainable development and future-proof planning.
The City of Malmö (Sweden) has become the newest member of the global network Making Cities Resilient 2030. Malmö also intends to establish itself as a Resilience Hub for the Baltic Sea Region, with a special focus on Nordic Blue-Green Solutions and climate adaptation, which will give the city a unifying role for MCR2030 members in the area.
Israel is joining the MCR2030 initiative following increased collaboration with UNDRR on preparedness, reducing risk, and building resilience. As a supporting entity, Israel has demonstrated a commitment to strengthen efforts on local resilience to help cities in the country be better prepared and join a vast network of cities worldwide, where the Israeli experience and knowledge can be shared.
Disaster preparedness saves lives in the face of the world’s consistently deadliest natural hazard: tsnuamis. The “Effective International Cooperation to Reduce Tsunami Risk at the Local Level,” organized by UNDRR, convened experts and practitioners from to showcase local innovation and solutions to reduce tsunami risk reduction.
Building on the Preliminary Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment held earlier in September, on 24 September, Bishkek, in cooperation with UNDRR, EU and the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Kyrgyz Republic, conducted the Health Systems Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment. The significance of the Health Systems Disaster Resilience Scorecard Assessment is the emphasis on facilitating multi-sectoral approaches to integrating health issues in disaster risk reduction/resilience planning at the city level.
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori has proposed the idea of a “net resilience gain” to match the “net zero” approach to greenhouse gas emissions.