Climate Resilience

Protecting communities and infrastructure against the impacts of climate must be done simultaneously with mitigating climate pollution. In the face of more frequent and devastating wildfires, severe storms, flooding, sea-level rise, and other climate impacts, communities face disparate risks and levels of support. Building and equipping communities with the necessary resilience tools at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels is a priority at the Center for American Progress. The following research and analyses sheds light on the actions being taken, and the action that needs to be taken, to empower and protect communities moving forward.

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Nations Must Link Climate and Nature Crises, or Risk Failing To Address Both Article
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Nations Must Link Climate and Nature Crises, or Risk Failing To Address Both

As the U.N. conference on biodiversity begins, participating nations must do what those at the recent climate change conference failed to accomplish: acknowledge the link between the climate and nature crises, setting up governments to take bold action on both.

How FEMA Can Build Rural Resilience Through Disaster Preparedness Report
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How FEMA Can Build Rural Resilience Through Disaster Preparedness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is vital to the nation’s climate resilience, but pre-disaster resilience funds are not reaching the rural communities most vulnerable to climate risk and least able to prepare.

Kevin Manuele, Mark Haggerty

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