Deploying resilience.io to 200 demonstration regions in the next five years

Resilience Brokers are here…

With new ways of thinking and co-creating, driven by the power of collaboration and the networked strengths of an outstanding group of individuals and organisations, working towards a common goal: the rapid transition to resilient development paths in all regions of the world, to set them on track to achieving the Global Goals and `Paris Agreement targets.
Resilience Brokers will provide communities with the tools and support they need to become resilient and able to withstand all emerging global challenges, and a chance to look forward to a better future: a future built on equality, justice, dignity, respect and shared prosperity for all.

Resilience Brokers Programme

This ambitious initiative will see the introduction of resilient development paths in 200 city regions worldwide by 2022. The Programme is designed to foster innovative forms of cross-sector, multidisciplinary collaborations.

Underpinned by resilience.io, the Programme will connect developers, innovators and technology providers, with city stakeholder demand and local communities for collaborative risk- informed investment and policy decision making. And to support efficient infrastructure and technology design and procurement to realise cost savings of up to 40%.

The five year Programme will allow us to complete the final development phase of resilience.io; build capacity for the deployment of the technology within collaborative laboratories (collaboratories); and to support the delivery of projects with a focus on city resilience and inclusive, green growth transformation across the 200 target city regions.

Resilience Brokers will then release the technology open source to trigger a rapid scale up, to 70% of all city regions in the world by 2030. The introduction of resilient development paths at this scale will support the achievement of the Global Goals and improve the lives of more than five billion people.

The Ecological Sequestration Trust and Resilience Brokers

Resilience Brokers Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Ecological Sequestration Trust (the Trust). It has been set up with the purpose of managing the delivery of the Resilience Brokers Programme. The Resilience Brokers brand –now part of the family of brands which includes resilience.io– will be consistently implemented across all Programme related communications going forward. We would also like to take this opportunity to introduce the resilience.io brand refresh, consisting of a logo refresh and incorporation of a new colour palette. The aim is to achieve a strong visual alignment across the brands, to ensure maximum impact of the Programme’s communications.

An important call to action

Resilience Brokers have started their journey to help the world and we are inviting more experts and networks to join us. Over the next five years we aim to support at least one demonstration region in each country that signed up to the Global Goals. We are actively looking for city regions with big resilience challenges to become demonstrators for our Programme.

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Global to Local Scale, Human, Economic, Ecological, Systems Modelling – Thinkdif Open Mic Session

Stephen Passmore and Peter Head of The Ecological Sequestration Trust are joined by Bob Bishop of the International Centre for Earth Simulation to discuss our pioneering project creating Global to Local Scale, Human, Economic, Ecological, Systems Models for an Open Mic Session as part of the Thinkdif Disruptive Innovation Festival 2016, under the topics Systems Reset and Regenerative Cities.

resilience.io WASH Sector Prototype – Local Advocacy

We were overwhelmed by the response we got to our resilience.io app on our recent visit to debut it in Accra (GAMA), Ghana. Thank you so much for all your kind words, encouragement and support.

GAMA, Accra, Ghana, June 2016

Robert Ansah, Office of the Mayor, Accra Metropolitan Assembly

RSA – Scaling For Impact

Lightning Talk by Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA at the RSA Scaling for impact event 1 February 2016.

My journey to provide and scale support to city regions to meet Global Goals by 2030

In 2008 I was working in Arup, heading up their global planning business with a world class team of transport, environmental, urban and policy and economics experts. Before that I had worked in infrastructure design and delivery, particularly Public Private Partnerships, around the World and I was also an adviser to the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on his Sustainable Development Commission and so I was very aware of the challenges of achieving improved city resilience.

Transparency – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust with ICL and IIER are creating an open-source systems platform, resilience.io that enables any city region to bring together data on human and ecological system resource flows and the economics of human well-being. The data can be used for collaborative decision making by communities, private and public sectors working together. The key to success of this approach is to mobilise open data and community sourced data using a data brokering framework. The building of the platform by a city region needs to be trusted and supported by independently verified data, bringing greater transparency and evidence based decision making.

Technology Transfer – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust with ICL and IIER, are building an open-source systems platform for city regions resilience.io which includes technology process blocks for infrastructure, buildings and industrial plants and models community consumption patterns. This will enable city regions to understand the benefits of new technologies on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving human well-being through adaptation to climate change,  improving resource security and limiting environmental damage. Also it will enable technology providers to create the business models for successful transfer to new city regions through public-private partnerships and enable access to capital.

Finance – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust with ICL and IIER, are building an open-source platform resilience.io which can be used to support the establishment of an Urban Development Investment Fund which can enable infrastructure and community projects to proceed and accelerate in city regions around the world to limit greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change, protect the environment and improve water, food and energy resilience.

Risk and Resilience – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust is partnered with UNISDR, ICES, OASIS, ICL, IIER and PWC on building the open source tool resilience.io to enable risk sensitive public and private sector investments and adaptations to climate change to proceed around the World. The aim is to support building resilience through risk sensitive planning and implementation of Sendai  Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Also to support enhanced international cooperation and complementarity of efforts to support countries to increase understanding of comprehensive risk management approaches.

Mitigation and Adaptation – COP21

Partnering to help implement the Paris Agreement 2016 – 2030

The Ecological Sequestration Trust is partnered with Future Earth Ltd., Cities Alliance, DFID, 100 Resilient Cities, UCLG, UNSDSN and  C40 to provide new open-source tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions , adapt to climate change and protect the environment. We are working on demonstrating this approach in Accra, Ghana , Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Suzhou China and after these we plan to scale up across the World from 2019.

Implementing Paris, Sendai, SDG 2015 commitments – COP21

The Compact of Mayors is a huge cooperative effort among mayors and city officials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, track progress, and prepare for the impacts of climate change. Currently 382 cities, representing 345,853,881 people worldwide and 4.7% of the total global population, have committed to the Compact of Mayors. These cities and others are also gearing up to implement Urban SDG Goal 11 to make their cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The C40 cities network has shown that a third of decisions that affect global warming outcomes will be made in cities and if we carry on as we are, within 5 years we will have locked in enough carbon to create 2 DegC of global warming. Transformational change in cities is an urgent priority.