Thank you for joining the Cities Race to Resilience!


Identifying current and future risks is crucial to be able to make cities resilient. Research shows that cities that undertake a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) report 2.7 times more actions than those cities without a CRVA, and on average report 5.7 times more long-term risks. As a part of your commitment to the Cities Race to Resilience please pledge to one of the actions below around assessing and understanding risks and vulnerabilities in your city.

Climate risk and vulnerability assessment possible methodologies: 

  • PCC climate change impact assessment guidance
  • OECD Strategic Environmental Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • UNDP climate risk management methodologies
  • UK Climate Impacts Partnership Framework (UKCIP)
  • World Bank Urban Risk Assessment (URA)
  • Shaping climate resilient development: A framework for decision making (ECA)
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Australian/New Zealand Standard for Risk Management
  • State or region vulnerability and risk assessment methodology
  • Agency specific vulnerability and risk assessment methodology
  • Proprietary methodology
  • C40 Guidance 
  • ICLEI’s GreenClimateCities (GCC) integrated climate change process methodology
  • Building Adaptive and Resilient Cities (BARC) toolkit (Canada)
  • ICLEI ACCCRN Process Toolkit (Southeast Asia)
  • Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit (Oceania)
  • UN-Habitat’s Urban Resilience Profiling Tool
  • UNDRR’s Disaster Resilience Scorecard


Report progress annually beginning no later than 2022 to your usual or the recommended reporting platforms. Reporting your commitments will occur through your regular channels of reporting; if you have not reported before, you will have until the end of 2022 to begin reporting commitments through existing platforms and will be contacted by partners to discuss further.