The Council of Western State Foresters and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC) developed a wildfire risk assessment of all lands for the 17 western states and select Pacific Islands - known as the West Wide Wildfire Risk Assessment, or WWA. Three sets of summary statistics were developed using the results of the WWA, including Regional Summary Statistics, State Summary Statistics, and County Risk Reports, as well as maps of wildfire risk demonstrating fire threat and that to key assets - downscaled to the county level.
Related Organizations: Council of Western State Foresters (CWSF), Western Forestry Leadership Coalition
Resource Category: Assessments
Prepared by the U. S. Green Building Council, this report summarizes research on projected climate change impacts in the built environment at various scales - regional, neighborhood, and site or building. Predicted climate changes are reported by region, with a range of future characteristics in the categories of temperature, precipitation, coastlines, air quality, pests, and fires. The report also provides strategies for enhancing resilience in buildings, which focus on how green building professionals can utilize adaptation strategies in the built environment.
Related Organizations: U.S. Green Building Council, University of Michigan
Resource Category: Planning
December 10, 2019
The Kresge Foundation established the Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity (CRUO) initiative in 2014 to advance climate resilience by building capacity within low-income urban communities. Kresge believes that climate resilience requires a comprehensive approach which incorporates climate change mitigation, adaptation, and social cohesion. CROU offered $29 million over 5 years to 15 community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) across the U. S. to advance equitable climate resilience. This report reviews the impact of the initiative, outcomes and lessons learned from across the funded projects.
Related Organizations: The Kresge Foundation
Resource Category: Solutions
The mission of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is to ensure the wise management, conservation, and enhancement of the State's natural resources; protect public health and the environment; provide quality outdoor recreation; improve the quality of life; and educate the public on historic, cultural, and natural resource use, requirements and issues.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
Joined February 13, 2020
Coastal Resilience Coordinator
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
Joined February 14, 2020
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a peer-to-peer network of over 185 municipal government sustainability professionals in cities and counties in the U.S. and Canada.
In 2014, marking the centennial anniversary of its founding, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a $100 million challenge to help one hundred cities build greater resilience. As of May 2016, the 100 Resilient Cities network reached 100 members and is no longer accepting applications.
Related Organizations: The Rockefeller Foundation
Resource Category: Funding