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.
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 scarcity…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
We need to double food production—but we’re already using an average 70 percent of the world’s fresh…, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
Feeding the population of the future will require a 70 percent increase in agricultural yield. At the same time,…, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
There’s a huge and largely untapped opportunity to use new financing mechanisms to close a global funding…, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
There’s mounting evidence that the planet’s capacity to sustain the growing human population is in…, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
There are 1.3 billion people without reliable power sources globally, most of them in Africa and Asia. Africa relies…, 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 shocks…, Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
We’re urging mayors in the 100 Resilient Cities network to make the most ambitious commitment to city resilience…, President, 100 Resilient Cities