We have worked with partners across the city to identify the major risks to Belfast and have developed a strategy which examines what we must do as a collective to prepare for the future.
Belfast launched its Resilience Strategy, the city’s first climate plan in December 2020.
It sets out 30 transformational programmes to transition Belfast to an inclusive, zero-emissions, climate-resilient economy within a generation.
The strategy comprises three elements:
- Resilience Assessment – a review of how resilient we currently are and what the main threats are to the city
- Ambitions Document – our resilience aspirations and a vision of what and where we want to be as a city
- Delivery Plan – how we plan to achieve this.
The Belfast Resilience Strategy is essentially a framework to safeguard Belfast against situations that could threaten its safety and stability over coming years and help us deliver our Belfast Agenda priorities.
The Resilience Strategy is the first time that individuals and organisations across Belfast have worked together to identify the shocks and stresses which make Belfast more vulnerable, and which could threaten our economic, social or environmental future.
It was produced in collaboration with a range of key partners and informed by extensive data and research and a two year consultation period.
The Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Belfast, developed by the Belfast Climate Commission (part of the Place-Based Climate Action Network) launched alongside the Resilience Strategy.
Resilient Cities Network
Belfast is a member of the Resilient Cities Network (link opens in new window). This is a city-led organisation driving urban resilience action to protect vulnerable communities and critical infrastructure.
Action on climate change
Our elected members declared a climate emergency in October 2019.