Sharm El-Sheikh

MCR2030 Resilience Hub Forum: Scaling Up Climate-Sensitive Urban Development

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Arab States
Event language(s)
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

MCR2030 Resilience Hub Forum: Scaling Up Climate-Sensitive Urban Development
From Sharm El-Sheikh and Dubai to #ZeroClimateDisasters



There are now 17 MCR2030 Resilience Hubs recognized as global leaders in various disaster and climate-related resilience actions, such as heatwave management, flood risk reduction, investment in green infrastructure, and public-private partnership on renewable and recycled energy, among other areas.

The MCR2030 Resilience Hub Forum will take place over two days. On Thursday 8 December, the meeting will be open to all participants at the Eighth Arab Partnership Meeting for Disaster Risk Reduction to ensure a multi-sector perspective.

On Friday 9 December, the Forum will be open to MCR2030 Resilience Hubs and core partners only.

The overall purpose of the Forum is: A stronger, more coordinated, and action-oriented MCR2030 Resilience Hub network is developed.

The Forum’s expected outcomes are:
-    An ambitious COP28 engagement strategy is developed with Dubai playing a lead role
-    Hub partnerships and ‘constellations’ on key themes of resilient urban development are agreed
-    Individual and collective Hub commitments made that scale up ambition, resources, and action on climate and disaster resilience

Currently, each Hub has made city-specific, discrete commitments. The Resilience Hub Policy Forum presents an opportunity for these efforts to be more integrated, united, and scaled up.

Such an approach would aggregate, amplify, and accelerate ambition and action on climate and disaster resilience. It would ensure that in terms of the commitment of the Resilience Hubs ‘the whole is greater than the sum of the parts’.



MCR2030 has mobilized more than 1,420 local governments, representing 387 million people, committed to strengthening their disaster and climate resilience. The partnership has also mobilized international organizations, national governments, private sector enterprises, academic organizations, and NGOs. MCR2030 is a collaboration of unmatched expertise and experience in supporting greater urban resilience. The MCR2030 secretariat is supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and is based in its Global Education & Training Institute/ Office for Northeast Asia, in Incheon, Republic of Korea.



Seventeen MCR2030 municipalities have been recognized as Resilience Hubs and global leaders in disaster and climate risk reduction. This recognition is accorded to a select few cities that possess a track record of reducing their own disaster and climate risk and who also commit to helping other municipalities do the same.

The following municipalities are MCR2030 Resilience Hubs: Amadora (Portugal); Barcelona (Spain); Campinas (Brazil); Dubai (UAE); Greater Manchester (UK); Helsingborg (Sweden); Incheon (Rep. of Korea); Makati (Philippines); Malmo (Sweden); Matosinhos (Portugal); Medellin (Colombia); Mexico City (Mexico); Milan (Italy); Potenza (Italy); Recife (Brazil); Sharm El-Sheikh (Egypt); Wroclaw (Poland).

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