The Kresge Foundation not only believes that low-income groups will be hit hardest by climate change, but also that these groups need to be at the table in devising fair and effective responses to this problem.
Extreme weather events like 2012’s Hurricane Sandy have focused East Coasters on climate change. One group of researchers and regional nonprofits is teaming up to help communities prepare, with support from MacArthur.Read More
The Rockefeller Foundation believes there are some core traits cities can build up to be prepared for looming disaster, and it’s in the process of investing $100 million directly into city governments to build up those traits.
Funders find it maddening when nonprofits reinvent the wheel instead of grabbing something off the shelf that already works. The Rockefeller Foundation doesn't want this to happen in the new "resilience" field.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More