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.
The Heat Action Platform
The Heat Action Platform is a living, engagement-oriented tool for city officials, practitioners, and financial institutions to find guidance, both existing resources and tailor-made solutions, on reducing the human and economic impacts of extreme heat at the regional or municipal level.
The platform offers opportunities to engage with world-leading experts across a diversity of disciplines to plan, fund, implement, and measure heat resilience actions.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Individual and community resilience
Living in inadequate housing 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—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.