Kresge’s Refined Approach to Climate Change Seeks City Resilience

The worst is yet to come, and we’d better get ready. The Kresge Foundation’s new environment program strategy isn’t quite as grim as that, but the message is in there. The Detroit-based foundation has shifted its focus heavily to city resilience in the face of a menacing future. 

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URGENT: How to Build Resilient Cities in an Era of Climate Change

Flooding, coastal erosion, drought, storms – Asian cities are striving to cope with the increased pressures brought on by climate change. In order to help Asian cities prepare for these upcoming problems, the Rockefeller Foundation launched the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) to equip communities with the resources they’ll need.
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Get Ready: Kresge Foundation Prepares for Inevitability of Climate Change

Early on in 2013 the Kresge Foundation announced that it would be refining its climate-change priorities. Still committed to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, the foundation is bringing a new focus to community resilience. Kresge’s Environment Program believes communities need to be prepared for the inevitability of climate change and the changes it will bring.
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