Building Climate Resilience

In the face of increasing climate impacts, climate resilience is critical for communities and businesses to thrive. C2ES advances new resilience strategies, provides leading policy analysis, and convenes stakeholders around emerging challenges to build broad support for action and make investment in resilience a clear choice for public and private decision-makers.

To ensure a thriving future, businesses, communities, states, and the federal government must prepare for climate impacts. Each can play a unique role to advance resilience efforts, and we focus on the unique strategies and opportunities these stakeholders can take to address operational risks and improve collaborative efforts. A central theme of our approach is to highlight the positive outcomes and economic benefits that climate resilience activities can provide communities and businesses, including to historically marginalized communities in the most vulnerable places.

Featured Publications

Resilience Roles for Companies

This brief offers a blueprint for the business community to contribute vital resources, funding, and expertise to the communities where they operate, prepare for and recover from climate change impacts and extreme weather.

Climate-Resilient Economic Development

This project examines how leaders and economic developers can advance economic development and climate resilience simultaneously to evoke progress toward an economically vibrant, socially equitable, and resilient future.

Federal Policy Action Plan

This C2ES action plan offers recommendations for how the federal government can better support and accelerate local climate resilience at a pivotal time for bold federal leadership on climate.

Climate-Related Financial Risks

C2ES tracks how companies identify and disclose their unique climate-related risks and opportunities to prepare for the future and respond to stakeholders.

Our Approach

Supporting Thriving Communities

C2ES helps U.S. communities plan for climate resilience and take action. Our thought leadership and stakeholder convenings focus on addressing unanswered questions, strengthening collaboration, supporting marginalized communities, and highlighting successful strategies to prepare and adapt to a changing climate.

Supporting Thriving Communities

Advancing Business Leadership

C2ES supports major companies in assessing climate risks and implementing climate risk mitigation and resilience actions outlined in corporate plans and disclosures. Our approach focuses on elevating corporate leadership and the important role the private sector can play in building a climate-resilient future.

Advancing Business Leadership

Ensuring Federal Leadership and Support

C2ES works to ensure the federal government provides critical and accessible resources to support climate resilient communities and businesses. Our policy analysis and stakeholder convening identify new federal opportunities and priority needs to address implementation challenges.

Federal Leadership and Support