The Issues

Addressing climate change, migration, and security challenges—affecting all geographies—is more urgent than ever. There is a critical need to build resilience for individuals, communities, and institutions to better understand, prepare for, and withstand these interrelated threats. Together, we must act to ensure a secure and more prosperous world. While not all problems can be solved, the promise of progress rests in our willingness to address challenges head on.

Climate Change

The growing urgency of the here-and-now threats posed by climate change—demonstrated by rising instances and impacts of floods, droughts, famines, and other natural disasters—necessitates improving the ability of individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for, navigate, and recover from disruptions. Building resilience to climate change risks will require developing a variety of tools for vulnerable people and communities, through partnerships with policymakers, the global NGO community and corporate leaders.

Migration

Whether driven by climate-related disasters, conflict, famine, or poverty, hundreds of millions of people are migrating within their regions or across the globe—with nearly 70 million people forcibly displaced from their homes today. We will help create the enabling conditions that allow for success in local and global efforts, using a variety of policy, financial and technological solutions, to address these challenges.

Security

Changes in our structural, natural, and digital environment are leaving individuals, communities, and institutions increasingly exposed to conflict, extremist attacks, and political instability. As a first step in addressing these challenges, leveraging existing, proven strategies from our research, we will help create and advance principles and programs aimed at reducing the drivers that erode our security.

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Experts

Content

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Food relief on the frontlines

The world is facing an unprecedented global health crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stories of Resilience by Andrea Snyder

Resilience & Society United States and Canada

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Extreme heat: What can be done to stop this “silent killer”?

While extreme heat is one of the planet’s clearest signals of global warming—last year was the world’s second hottest since 1880—it remains an invisible threat: a “silent killer” lurking in relatively clear view.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Sat, Jun 27, 2020

South Florida Officials, Resilience Experts Deploy First-Ever Mobile Resilience Pod for Rising Seas, Increased Temperatures and Pandemic Relief Efforts

Launch comes with major commitment to provide pods to communities around the nation and the globe, and five additional pods in Miami-Dade County communities MIAMI, FL – JUNE 27, 2020 – Today, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, with Miami-Dade County and City of Miami leaders, deployed the first-of-its-kind Community Resilience Pod. The pod—which will play […]

Press Release

Climate Change & Climate Action English

Fri, Jun 19, 2020

Facing twin crises of COVID-19 and climate change, refugees will suffer the most

Since its emergence barely half a year ago, COVID-19 has infected more than 8.5 million people globally, and has killed at least 452,000. The pandemic—along with climate change—leaves the planet facing “perhaps its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.”

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus
Mural

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Houseless in a pandemic: How community “shows up” for their own to survive and thrive together

Houseless individuals are experiencing firsthand how the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and further stigmatized the houseless population.

Stories of Resilience by Andrea Snyder and Jacqueline Malaret

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The storm still comes: Invest now, while we still can

While we don’t know the nature of the next crisis we’ll face, we know it’s inevitable—much like climate change, a crisis whose own potential devastation is virtually incalculable, and against whose ominous backdrop future public health crises will unquestionably unfold. Among its many lessons, COVID-19 has taught us that in preparation for an uncertain future, we must devise ways to create a healthier, more inclusive and resilient future for all.

New Atlanticist by Kathy Baughman McLeod

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Art as medicine: COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement

Throughout centuries, artists from Francisco Goya to Frida Kahlo have created art for the purpose of healing, unleashing it as a tool for gratitude, compassion, love, and solidarity in crises of health—both personal and collective.

Stories of Resilience

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

Hurricane season, COVID-19 pose twin threats to vulnerable Caribbean islands

This year, the Caribbean must not only prepare for devastating storms, but also confront COVID-19, stretching scarce financial resources even thinner.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Americas Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, May 21, 2020

How societies can fight pandemics and climate change at the same time

While many officials worry about their potential bandwidths to deal with two major problems at the same time, Dr. Aaron Bernstein explained that both crises “share the same causes and that means they share the same solutions.”

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Thu, May 14, 2020

Cosa Buena: A good thing for art and public health in Oaxaca

In the city of Oaxaca, Mexico one social enterprise has taken its relationship with local artists to a new level in the coronavirus pandemic, collaborating with them to create and design sustainable handwashing stations.

Stories of Resilience

Coronavirus Mexico