Arsht-Rock builds individual and community resilience in the face of climate impacts.

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) is driven to action by the critical need to address the widespread and intensifying consequences of climate change and related risks — threatening our communities, natural ecosystems, economic development, and political stability. We pledge to reach one billion people around the world with resilience solutions to climate change by 2030.

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The US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions is a publicly available, interactive map that strives to build the resilience of people and communities across the United States through the clear identification of climate risks and social vulnerabilities, and the corresponding solutions to address them.

Resilience in Action

Arsht-Rock is developing and deploying innovative policy, financial, technological, and educational solutions—fostering new knowledge, new skills, and new layers of protection that enable success in local and global climate adaptation efforts while bolstering resilience for the most vulnerable among us.

Explore this section to learn more about Arsht-Rock’s impact in building resilience through new knowledge, skills, and added layers of protection against climate change.

How we measure our impact

We have identified examples of evidence-based actions that, with the collaboration of our team of experts, global network of partners, and policymakers at all levels, will help us reach one billion people by 2030. 

We measure our success through lives improved. The “additionality” that our work provides, which we define as new knowledge, skills, or an added layer of protection against climate change, is permanent or semi-permanent. 

Our work

What we do

Building a more resilient world is not just a necessity or a moral imperative—it is an opportunity to enable individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for, navigate, and recover from climate risks, both expected and those not yet imagined.  Arsht-Rock is deploying innovative policy, financial, technological, and educational solutions that enable success in local and global climate adaptation efforts while bolstering resilience for the most vulnerable among us.

Extreme Heat

Extreme heat kills more people per year than any other climate disaster and negatively affects nearly every human activity and society worldwide. The magnitude of the danger cannot be overstated and the number of people exposed to extreme heat only rises as the world urbanizes. Arsht-Rock brings together deep expertise to mobilize innovative and replicable solutions to build resilience to extreme heat, protecting and improving the lives of millions of people.

Discover how Arsht-Rock builds extreme heat resilience

Gaming Technology

With an increasing urgency to address the impacts of climate change, we need innovative solutions addressing the impacts of climate change to reach many people at once, as soon as possible, equipping them with the tools to build resilient communities.  Arsht-Rock will use gaming technologies to educate and equip players of all ages with the right skills to protect themselves and their community from climate change—increasing their resilience.

Discover how Arsht-Rock builds climate resilience through gaming

Innovative Policy and Finance

Inaction on climate change is not always the absence of action but the lack of informed, purposeful, and effective action.  Policy and finance solutions to the climate challenge require an understanding of the conditions and anticipating the needs of decision-makers, communities, and individuals. Arsht-Rock is deploying impactful and sustainable solutions by putting policy into action and paving the way for new climate resilience finance and innovative insurance approaches for people, cities, and countries. 

Discover how Arsht-Rock develops policy, finance solutions

Individual and Community Resilience

Living in inadequate housing, in flood-prone areas, or through extreme heat events without proper access to food, water and cooling are only some of the norms vulnerable groups are enduring today. At the same time, nearly 1 billion people are forcibly displaced and migrating within their regions or across the globe—driven by climate-related disasters, conflict, famine, or poverty. Arsht-Rock is enhancing the welfare and wellbeing of individuals and communities by empowering them to understand, withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity.

Discover how Arsht-Rock creates enabling conditions for individual and community resilience

Employment opportunities with the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center.

Our team & experts

Content

The COP Resilience Hub

Annual Report

May 10, 2022

Adrienne Arsht- Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center

By Atlantic Council

In 2021 the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center built individual and community resilience in the face of climate impacts.

AC Selects

Mar 17, 2022

AC Selects: War in Ukraine: Perspectives from the UK, Sweden, Venezuela, and US

Week of March 11, 2022 Last week, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Sweden’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ann Linde joined us for two #ACFrontPage events, followed by a conversation with commander of US Space Command General James H. Dickinson and Venezuela experts to discuss the social, economic, and geopolitical impacts of Russia’s war in […]

Conflict Economic Sanctions

AC Selects

Feb 23, 2022

AC Selects: Ecuador’s recovery, EU data regulation, and China’s latest digital currency

Week of February 18, 2022 Last week, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center sat down with Vice President of Ecuador, Alfredo Borrero to discuss post-pandemic recovery, and relations with the United States and China. The Europe Center looked at the future of the the European Union’s regulation of data through the Data Governance Act (DGA) […]

Americas China

New Atlanticist

Jan 26, 2022

Can Honduras’ new leader spark hope for the troubled Northern Triangle?

Xiomara Castro faces the daunting challenge of helping to reverse the root causes of outward migration from the region.

Corruption Latin America

Announcements

Dec 21, 2021

Miami-Dade countywide resilience hub network strategy

Request for proposals and capabilities questionnaire for the Miami-Dade resilience hubs project.

Press Release

Dec 6, 2021

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center and JPMorgan Chase Launch the US Climate Resilience Map: Pathways for City Solutions

The announcement comes as several European cities endorse focused action on extreme heat and the protection of vulnerable people, launched by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action initiative

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

New Atlanticist

Nov 7, 2021

The infrastructure bill is just the start. These Congress members are pushing to make climate action bipartisan.

By Katherine Walla

Severe weather events, the prospects for jobs, and youth activism are changing the political climate, lawmakers said at an Atlantic Council event at the COP26 summit.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Issue Brief

Oct 26, 2021

Deploying distributed renewable energy to reduce the impacts of extreme heat on the urban poor

By Jorge Barrigh and Owen Gow

Increased urbanization and related demographic shifts, combined with the growing threat of heat stress, extreme heat events, and other climate change–related impacts, are set to continue to strain urban centers in the coming decades.

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Press Release

Oct 20, 2021

Freetown Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr announces Africa’s First Chief Heat Officer

The announcement comes as several European cities endorse focused action on extreme heat and the protection of vulnerable people, launched by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action initiative

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

Press Release

Oct 18, 2021

Seville Mayor Juan Espadas announces heatwave naming and categorization initiative

The announcement comes as several European cities endorse focused action on extreme heat and the protection of vulnerable people, launched by the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action initiative

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience