Race to Resilience

Race to Resilience

Official Partner Initiative

ICSI is excited to be an official Partner Initiative of the Race to Resilience global campaign.

The High Level Climate Champions Race to Resilience, the sibling campaign of Race to Zero, was launched at the Climate Adaptation Summit on 25 January by Alok Sharma, COP26 President designate, after an opening statement from Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations.

Through a partnership of initiatives, the campaign will focus on helping frontline communities to build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change, such as extreme heat, drought, flooding and sea level rise.

ICSI is the biggest coalition of engineers in the world, influencing the work of over 200,000 engineers in 175+ countries. Because of this, ICSI offers an unparalleled opportunity to act as a catalyst for engaging with the engineering community on the global agenda for climate action and resilience building via the Climate Champions Team and the broader UN climate agreement implementation process.

Our Pledges

As a Partner Initiative, ICSI has made the following pledges:

in 2021:

to secure commitments from minimum 10 of the world’s largest engineering firms and individual commitments from 1,000 engineers globally to the ICSI Pledge.

by 2030:

ICSI R2R participants will have influenced and/or delivered 3,780 projects in 210 cities to improve the climate resilience of 567m people.

In addition to these, specific actions will be advanced including:

  • To publish Infrastructure Pathways, a resource that brings together stakeholders from across the infrastructure lifecycle to map existing guidance and provide line of sight for practitioners to embed climate resilience within infrastructure. Infrastructure Pathways will deliver a publication and a web-based interactive platform.
  • To publish a common set of Indicators for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, allowing the engineering community to lead in providing a unified, credible and consistent definition for sustainable and resilient infrastructure and a means – through a common set of indicators – to steer concessional finance toward sustainable infrastructure.
  • To publish the Innovation Project Database, which will establish an overview of global climate adaptation innovations, and their best practices and government champions, based on global infrastructure research and unique engineering-based performance criteria. These findings will be communicated as a searchable database designed with a user-friendly framework for any engineering discipline or geographic location.


members signed up
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Get in touch

Please contact us for more information about the ICSI Race to Resilience.

Resilience First

Not in the engineering space but still want to get your business involved? Join Resilience First’s Race to Resilience campaign, focused on advancing climate resilience in the business community.

Resilience First is the strategic partner of our host organisation, The Resilience Shift, and has also been accepted as a partner initiative for the UNFCCC Race to Resilience campaign.