The U.S. government has spent $375 billion over the past decade in direct costs due to extreme weather. New WRI research outlines how the federal government and Congress can support local communities at the frontlines of climate impacts.
Lessons from the Rising Tides Summit
This paper presents a roadmap of eight priority federal policy opportunities that build on the recommendations from the 2015 Rising Tides Summit, a first-of-its-kind bipartisan gathering of nearly 40 U.S. mayors and local elected officials from 18 of the 23 coastal U.S. states. The policy...
This working paper presents a joint effort by the World Resources Institute and the Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), a WSD implementing and research organization based in Pune, India, to develop an adaptation monitoring and evaluation (M&E) or tracking system to track success of WSD...
One community in Maharashtra, India has been restoring its watershed for years in order to create a stable water supply and adapt to climate change. A new tracking system will evaluate whether this and other climate adaptation projects are actually effective.
Given the increasing costs of extreme weather and other climate impacts in the United States, it's clear that resilience needs to be incorporated into all future investments and planning. A White House report released today outlines key opportunities for the next administration.
Communities worldwide face increasingly dangerous climate change impacts, but most lack necessary access to data and guidance to assess risks and develop resilience strategies. The new Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) aims to change that.
NEW YORK (September 22, 2016)—Climate change is accelerating the intensity and frequency of extreme weather across the globe, with increasing risks to communities and businesses. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), World Resources Institute (WRI), U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and a network of partners today launched the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) to help communities, companies and investors use data to improve climate resilience planning.
Enabling collective action to manage climate risks
An opportunity for the global community to come together to set the agenda for sustainable, equitable and prosperous cities of the future
Communities in Kenya face several disparate climate change impacts, from severe droughts in some areas to flooding in others. CARE International Adaptation Planner Phillip Oyoo explains some of the challenges and solutions to building resilience.