Making Cities Resilient program continues to be successful
Under the ´Making Cities Resilient 2030´ program by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the Brazilian city of Campinas is transforming its urban landscape. In recent years, the city has been hit several times by storms and even flooding in 2003. In 2013, the city government finally established a resilience committee in collaboration with UNDRR. Now, by increasing local resilience, the city has managed to reduce neighborhoods located in the risk area of natural disasters by 64%. This makes Campinas the first city in the region to address the consequences of climate damage so intensively.
There are now 1463 cities participating in UNDRR's Making Cities Resilient 2030 program worldwide, whose progress is recorded in Levels A, B and C. The main objectives of Making Cities Resilient 2030 are:
1. Improve cities’ understanding of risk and secure their commitment to local disaster risk reduction and resilience
2. Strengthen cities’ capacity to develop local strategies/plans to enhance resilience.
3. Support cities to implement local strategies/plans to enhance resilience
Read more about progress in Campinas and Making Cities Resilient 2030.