Policy events and outcomes

There is a landscape of high-level policy dialogues and advocacy events relevant for the anticipatory action community to actively engage with and contribute to. On this page, you can read more about these different events, their outcomes and related knowledge resources and news.   

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UN Climate Change Conference of Parties

The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK. The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Date:

31 October – 12th November 2021 

Website

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‘We cannot continue with a situation where adaptation is the poor cousin of mitigation’

News item by the Climate Centre

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Fast track to COP 26: UK presidency issues 2021 ‘pathway’ document

News item by the Climate Centre

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ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) is a platform for discussing the activities and issues related to strengthening the coordination and effectiveness of the humanitarian assistance of the United Nations. The HAS enables Member States, the United Nations system, development actors, the private sector and other humanitarian partners to discuss current and emerging humanitarian challenges and priority themes and share experiences and lessons learned. 

Date:

23 – 25 June 2021

Website

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June 24, 2021

ECOSOC HAS Side event Anticipatory Action momentum rhythm interest

Together with its partners in a multi-agency task force, the IFRC is committed to scaling up anticipatory action “so that it reaches more people, covers more locations, and is applied to a wide …

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ECOSOC HAS Side Event: The Challenges Ahead: Equipping the Future with Anticipatory Action

This is one of the virtual side-events on 23 June 2021 to be convened on the margins of the ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS), discussing "The Challenges Ahead: Equipping the Future with …

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G7 Summit

The UK took on the Presidency of the G7 group of nations in 2021. The participants at the 47th G7 Summit in Cornwall in the UK, included the leaders of the seven G7 member states as well as representatives of the European Union. 

Date:

11 – 13 June 2021

Website

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June 15, 2021

IFRC welcomes USAID to early-action partnership

At the end of the G7 summit in Cornwall yesterday, the UK, Germany and the US announced further action to boost protection from climate impacts for the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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May 19, 2021

G7 Commitment on scaling-up anticipatory action: another advocacy milestone for the anticipatory action community

The release of the G7 Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Crisis Compact on 5th of May 2021, is a huge milestone in gaining increased political commitment from the G7 countries to scale-up …

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G7 pledges support to climate affected communities via REAP and InsuResilience Global Partnership

News item by REAP

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2021 G7 Leaders' communiqué: Our shared agenda for global action to build back better

Press release by the European Council

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Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW)

The Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks (HNPW) is the annual event of the Leading Edge Programme (LEP). The LEP is a year-round collaborative platform for humanitarian expert networks and partnerships with the aim of developing sustainable solutions to recurring, cross-cutting issues in emergency preparedness and response. Every year, the HNPW brings together more than 2000 experts in crisis preparedness and response from over 350 organizations and countries. 

Date:

19 April – 07 May 2021 

Website

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April 23, 2021

Strengthening Synergy for a system-wide shift: Anticipatory Action in the nexus

On Wednesday April 21st, leading experts, governments and practitioners came together on a virtual stage at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week to discuss how they can work in …

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April 22, 2021

Anticipatory Action priority topic sessions kick-off at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships week

Anticipatory action is one of the 9 Priority Topics being discussed at the virtual Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week taking place between the 19th of May and the 7th of April. Find out …

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Climate crisis and anticipatory action among ‘priority topics’ at 7th Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks

News item by the Climate Centre

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Anticipatory Action at the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week

The Anticipation Hub and its partners are co-organising multiple sessions under the Anticipatory Action Priority Topic at Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week. Read more about the highlighted …

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