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Climate and Resilience

Mobilizing capital and driving investment at scale into solutions that can reduce emissions dramatically and protect the most vulnerable from climate impacts.

The Human Cost of a Warming Climate

The signs of climate emergency are becoming increasingly undeniable in the world around us. With each passing year, as greenhouse gas emissions continue to accumulate in the atmosphere at alarming rates, the planet continues to warm. The lives and livelihoods of vulnerable communities are being disrupted by negative impacts: from wildfires, to drought, to extreme rainfall and sea level rise. Until global pollution falls to zero, global temperatures will continue to rise, and climate impacts will become more frequent and severe. On current trends, some 700 million people could be dragged back into extreme poverty by 2050 by climate change.

 
  • 3degrees Celsius

    the world has already warmed to 1 degree and is on track for at least another 2 degrees warming by 2100

  • 700million

    of people will be dragged back into extreme poverty by 2050 from climate impacts

  • $2.2trillion

    The rising cost of climate-related natural disasters over 20 years

 
OUR APPROACH

At The Rockefeller Foundation we aim to drive investments at scale into solutions that can reduce emissions dramatically and protect the most vulnerable from climate impacts.

 
Our Work and Impact

Solving the Climate Crisis

Today highly risky and environmentally destructive investments in fossil fuels and related technologies dwarf investments in the green technologies and infrastructures that can protect the most vulnerable. Low-carbon and climate resilient asset classes are underserved by public and private capital markets, and climate risks are often ignored or underplayed by key decision makers.
We work at the intersection of policy, data and technology, and finance to advance and scale climate and resilience solutions.

 

Recent Updates

Apr 07 2020
Blog Post
Climate Justice in the Time of Covid-19: 5 Lessons From Women and Girls Leading the Fight
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Apr 03 2020
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GRCN Coronavirus Speaker Series: Sharing Knowledge to Respond with Resilience
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May 14 2020
Field Note
Cities on the Frontline: GRCN
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