Peter Hall, Race to Resilience

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What does climate resilience mean and why does it need to be a vital part of business and community activities as we get ready for the full impacts of climate change?

Meet Peter Hall. He is the Vice President & Global Director for Climate Resilience & ESG at Woodplc. Peter is a specialist in all things resilience. Whether building climate resilient cities; homes; and infrastructure; or investing in climate resilience and developing frameworks to help navigate resilient actions.

During our conversation Peter will reveal why we need to join his mission to shift infrastructure to be climate resilient whilst creating opportunities and positive impacts for the people that rely on their services.

Peter shares his insiders’ views on the COP process and how COP 26 was finally starting to really talk about people, adaptation and resilience. Though still not enough in Peter’s opinion. Peter talks about how business can practically put people at the heart of their climate actions and begin to ensure their value chains are ready and resilient to climate change. And how he is already planning for COP 27 which will be a whole of Africa conference – listen in to hear more.

He warns us – given the speed of change we are going to be experiencing, we need to be prepared to re-learn everything we thought we knew.

Peter is on the UNFCCC Race to Resilience Climate Champions team. He is on the Advisory Board for the Resilience First Organization; a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council (GFC) and the Ambassador for Climate Resilience at the Stimpson Center along with supporting the Wood Microsoft and International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI) partnerships.


Race to resilience
Join the race – Race to Zero & Race to Resilience ( :

Wood – ADAPT for resiliency and ESG performance:

Wood – Responding to urgency – the importance of climate adaptation:

Wood – enabling a flood resilient future for the British Virgin Island:
Smart Cities – REV 2 on Vimeo

Urban Resilience fund – Meridiam, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) :

Announce the Closing of the Catalytic Capital Fund – The Rockefeller Foundation:

Business Fights Poverty – Climate Justice:

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