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Climate and Resilience

Helping to increase capital flows into climate and resilience solutions and projects that improve the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people

From earthquakes to rising sea levels, people all over the world are increasingly threatened by destructive natural disasters and the impacts of rapid changes in our climate. We believe it is possible to help make communities around the world more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges of the 21st century.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to tackling these immense challenges, which require creative, blended capital solutions to address at scale.  Our Climate and Resilience initiative identifies, designs and supports opportunities that increase climate and resilience capital flows into financial solutions, companies and projects that have a positive impact on the lives of world’s most vulnerable people. It also integrates climate and resilience principles throughout the Foundation’s work in food, health, power and economic mobility, in addition to coordinating grant making for disaster recovery situations.

Our Current Initiatives

100 Resilient Cities Network

The Rockefeller Foundation is a leader in developing the field of resilience to help cities prepare for and thrive amid physical, social and economic uncertainties. The Rockefeller Foundation will continue collaborating with the 100RC global Network of cities, CROs, and a small group of former 100RC senior staff to plan for a future of continued collaboration and information sharing amongst cities looking to advance resilience solutions that improve the lives of people in their communities.

Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

Working to craft resilient solutions for 1 billion people by 2030, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council is the leading institution working on resilience across the globe. This partnership is working to make communities around the globe more resilient to the urgent crises facing humanity, whether from climate change, economic shifts, migration flows or security challenges.

100 Resilient Cities

By 2050, 75 percent of the global population are expected to live in cities. Because of the collision of globalization, urbanization, and climate change, not a week goes by that there’s not a disruption to a city somewhere in the world: a cyber attack, a natural disaster, or economic or social upheaval. Meanwhile, cities face acute stresses, such as poverty, endemic crime and violence, or failing infrastructure, that weaken a city over time.

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