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Climate Resilience PortalThe Climate Resilience Portal explains how the impacts of climate change often disproportionately affect communities based on income and color, and reinforces the need for equitable and proactive resilience planning and resource allocation. The portal provides examples of resilience planning in the city of Phoenix, Arizona; Southern California Edison; and Queens, New York.

The portal organizes resilience by groups, and provides links for resilience solutions each group can use. There are links for business resilience solutions, federal resilience solutions, state resilience solutions, city resilience solutions, and financial resilience solutions.

The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions bases its organizations of sectors and resilience solutions based on the capabilities of each sector. The portal explains how businesses can factor climate risks into existing risk management frameworks to become more climate resilient.

Governments have an important role to play in updating infrastructure and helping communities cope with extreme weather, sea-level rise and other climate impacts. It goes into depth on financing resilience solutions.

The Climate Resilience Portal explains that governments and businesses obtain capital to invest in resilience projects through innovative finance mechanisms like green bonds and climate funds, and states participating in emissions-trading systems also allocate proceeds to resilience projects. Additionally, many federal and state insurance offices and private insurers offer lower rates for taking steps to reduce climate risks, providing additional savings later.

This page provides links to more information about the National Green Bank as an emerging opportunity to leverage private capital for resilience investment. The link to its Resilience Page also explores ways to finance infrastructure resilience.

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The Resilience Calendar

  • 2023 Tree Steward Symposium
    Date: September 22, 2023

    Registration includes lunch, refreshments & admission to our evening social on Friday, September 22 at Maury Park. Saturday's event is FREE for all.

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  • Extreme Disturbances and Climate Change
    Date: September 26, 2023

    This virtual workshop is open to natural and cultural resource managers, especially in Tribal Nations and the southern United States, and others who want to learn more about the science of extreme disturbances, their…

  • Climate-Driven Changes in Prescribed Fire in the Southeastern U.S.
    Date: September 26, 2023

    The Southeast Climate monthly webinar series is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am ET.

    Learn more and register here.

  • White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) Virtual Public Meeting
    Date: September 26, 2023

    This free meeting is open to all members of the public. Individual registration is REQUIRED and is available through the scheduled end time of the meeting day.

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