Race to Resilience

Race to Resilience

Official Partner Initiative

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

The High-Level Climate Champions’ Race to Resilience 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 focuses on helping frontline communities build resilience and adapt to impacts of climate change.

ICSI is the biggest coalition of engineers in the world, influencing the work of over 30 million engineers in 100+ countries. Because of this, we offer 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 Pledge

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

by 2030:

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

The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report Series

The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Report series was first launched in May 2023 in an effort to report progress on
the state of climate-resilient infrastructure and showcase best-practice case studies and initiatives from around the
world. The series contributes directly to the Race to Resilience campaign.

The first issue of the series focused on the implementation of climate-resilient infrastructure that has the potential to deliver change at scale and pace. The second issue, launched at COP28, takes a closer look at the relationship between infrastructure and nature.


In addition, ICSI has also advanced the campaign through the below deliverables:

  • In partnership with The Resilience Shift (now Resilience Rising) and Arup, we published 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. 
  • We published the first edition of the Innovation Project Database, which provides insight into the current state of innovation in sustainable and resilient infrastructure globally and serves as inspiration to infrastructure specialists around the world as they endeavor to incorporate sustainability and resilience into their own work.

ICSI was a co-lead for the Disaster Risk Management and Humanitarian Action theme at the COP28 Resilience Hub, the official home of the Race to Resilience at COP.

Read more about our COP28 activities here.

Campaign Partners


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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 a fellow member of the Resilience Rising Consortium and is also a partner initiative for the UNFCCC Race to Resilience campaign.