FEATURE: What’s needed to accelerate coastal resilience around the world?

Sven Kramer of Van Oord calls for proactive coastal resilience adaptation planning, the integration of nature-based solutions and innovative financing in order to accelerate climate change adaptation in coastal areas around the world. This is the fourth story in the Windows on Resilience series produced by CDKN and the Resilience Knowledge Coalition for the COP26 Resilience Hub – a physical and virtual […]

Feature: Unlocking youth potential in water resilience and climate action

Three young climate leaders reflect on the role of young people in enhancing water resilience and climate change adaptation. Michelle Meaclem (World Federation of Engineering Organisations/Tonkin + Taylor), Rianna Gonzales (Global Water Partnership), and Elysa Vaillancourt (International Secretariat for Water) argue that impactful water resilience and climate change adaptation depends on meaningfully supported and empowered […]

FEATURE: Financial pathways to climate-resilient housing

40% of the world is projected to live in vulnerable housing by 2030. Dr Elizabeth Hausler and Monica Schroeder from Build Change show how financing improvements to existing housing stock is one way to provide climate-resilient housing at the scale required. This is the second story in the Windows on Resilience series produced by CDKN and the Resilience Knowledge Coalition for […]

FEATURE: Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week Mayor Aki-Sawyerr will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents. Kathy Baughman McLeod reports from the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. This is the first story […]

Resilience insights from two crises involving power failure

We know that climate change is here now (IPCC)  and resilience has been rising up the agenda as the world has tackled the impacts of the COVID pandemic and increasing weather-related events (WMO). The Resilience Shift CEO, Seth Schultz, calls critical infrastructure resilience “an insurance policy for humankind’s future”. The facts make for stark reading: […]