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.

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

Press Release

Jul 23, 2021

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis announces Europe’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

EnergySource

Apr 19, 2021

Rapid response: Secretary Blinken’s April speech on climate

By Kathy Baughman McLeod, Randolph Bell, Reed Blakemore, Margaret Jackson

On April 19, 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken delivered a keynote address on climate action in advance of President Biden's Earth Day Leaders Summit on Climate. Experts from the Atlantic Council evaluate what his comments portend for future executive action on climate and clean energy policy.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Press Release

Feb 25, 2021

Atlantic Council Launches “Stories of Human Resilience” with Anna Deavere Smith

Six-part series captures the essence of resilience through inspirational stories of overcoming extraordinary challenges. Washington, DC –– February 25, 2021 –– The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht-Rock) today launched Stories of Human Resilience – a groundbreaking video project with Emmy and Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright, actress, author, journalist, and educator Anna Deavere […]

Resilience

ACFrontPage

Jan 28, 2021

Smithsonian’s Lonnie Bunch: ‘We’re still in the midst of a fundamental debate over what America is’

By Larry Luxner

“The role of a museum is not just to look back, but to collect today for tomorrow,” Lonnie G. Bunch said during an Atlantic Council Front Page virtual conversation with Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian’s distinguished scholar and ambassador-at-large.

Civil Society Resilience

Press Release

Jan 14, 2021

Press Release: Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center receives $1.1M award from Rebuild Florida

Press Release: The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center receives $1.1M award from Rebuild Florida for Resilience Hubs

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience
Artwork by Peter Kuper

In the News

Dec 17, 2020

The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center partners with LEADERS Magazine to dedicate an entire issue to resilience

For its Fall/Winter issue of 2020, LEADERS Magazine, asked the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center to produce an issue dedicated to resilience. The Resilience Issue assembles a broad range of global thought leaders and experts who are currently tackling the challenges and crises facing the world from different perspectives.

Fast Thinking

Nov 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: John Kerry, America’s first climate czar

By Atlantic Council

It’s one thing to say you take the threat of climate change seriously. It’s another to create a new cabinet-level post for a “climate envoy,” give it to John Kerry, and save him a seat on your National Security Council. That’s the plan Joe Biden laid out this week. What difference will it make?

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

In the News

Nov 11, 2020

Bell and McLeod quoted in Bloomberg on Biden’s climate agenda

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Elections 2020

Nov 7, 2020

Joe Biden just won the presidency: What does that mean for America’s role in the world?

By Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council experts weigh in on what the outcome of the 2020 election means for US foreign policy and America’s role in the world.

Economy & Business Elections

Global Energy Forum

Nov 4, 2020

What the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement means for the global fight against climate change

By Margaret Jackson and Jorge Gastelumendi

The pandemic illustrated the critical role for strong national leadership in combating a crisis and what happens when countries—including the United States—fail to cooperate on a multilateral level to find a solution.

Climate Change & Climate Action United States and Canada