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Climate Change

Catalyzing attention, funding, and action to promote resilience to climate change.

Climate change and its impacts – more variable temperatures and rainfall, extreme weather events, and rising sea levels – are accelerating the pace and intensity of the shocks and stresses facing communities globally. Cities are particularly vulnerable because of their concentration of people and assets, as well as the degradation of protective ecosystems. Without savings or voices in decision-making, the urban poor bear the brunt of these impacts.

The Rockefeller Foundation takes a holistic view of how climate change impacts the earth’s systems, human health, and cities, working to reduce the disruption caused by climate change consequences, while also improving lives, livelihoods, and the health of our planet.

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What is the next frontier for climate change resilience?

We know that climate accelerates and complicates almost every other problem—from food insecurity and water…

Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

We need to double food production—but we’re already using an average 70 percent of the world’s…

Fred Boltz, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Fred Boltz, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

Feeding the population of the future will require a 70 percent increase in agricultural yield. At the same…

C.D. Glin, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
C.D. Glin, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

There’s a huge and largely untapped opportunity to use new financing mechanisms to close a global…

Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Saadia Madsbjerg, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

There’s mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain the growing human population is…

Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Michael Myers, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

There are 1.3 billion people without reliable power sources globally, most of them in Africa and Asia. Africa…

Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Africa, The Rockefeller Foundation
Mamadou Biteye, Managing Director, Africa, The Rockefeller Foundation

By 2030, global water demand is expected to exceed current supply by 40 percent. Water is the source of…

Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

We’re urging mayors in the 100 Resilient Cities network to make the most ambitious commitment to city…

Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

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