Resilience Frontiers is an interagency effort undertaken by the UNFCCC secretariat in collaboration with Canada’s International Development Research Centre, EIT Climate-KIC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Global Water Partnership, the Green Climate Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. The 2019 event took place during the Korea Global Adaptation Week from 8-12 April 2019 and kicks off the work to further the exploration of frontier issues launched by the United Nations Chief Executives Board for Coordination. It marked the start of a collective intelligence process on how best to respond to the deep societal transformations driven by emerging technologies and new sustainability trends, and maximize our resilience to climate change beyond 2030. It brought together 100 visionary thinkers and thought leaders for five days of collective thinking and brainstorming inspired by the Futures Literacy Laboratory framework developed by UNESCO and
The Resilience Frontiers 2019 event was organized with the advisory support and contribution of 4CF, futur/io, the gannaca global think tank group, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Multiplied, OnePoint5Media and UNESCO.
The artistic dimension of the event was developed with the support of Peter Duong, and builds on the generous contributions of Alec Soth, Ann Hamilton, Ben Johnson, Brad Sloan, Christopher Manzione, Emmet Gowin, Florian Mueller, Frederic Duquette, Hagan Strand, Jan van Ijken, Johns Gerrard, Maxime Simon, Michael Wesely, Neri Oxman, Peter Duong, Suwon Lee, Thomas Flechtner and Tishk Barzanji.