Laura Brush

Resilience Fellow, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

Laura Brush is a Resilience Fellow at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Prior to joining C2ES, Ms. Brush was an analyst at Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting firm. She supported program evaluation and communications projects for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, focusing on topics including flood risk management and toxics.

Ms. Brush holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of the Environment and a bachelor of arts in public policy and global studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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An Emerging Blueprint for Companies: Strategies to Advance Local Climate Resilience

Climate change-fueled extreme weather and climate impacts take their toll on communities throughout the United States and on the companies that anchor them. Given the scale of threats facing communities and businesses, it is critical that private sector fully activate …

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The Inflation Reduction Act: A step toward strengthening resilience to drought
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Targeted policies to address extreme heat in the United States
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New federal action on forests supports resilient economies
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The Climate Resilience-Economy Nexus: Advancing Common Goals

Communities across the United States are experiencing increasingly severe and frequent floods, wildfires, extreme heat, and other hazards due to climate change. These hazards are impacting local economies by damaging critical infrastructure and commercial districts, disrupting business operations, reducing municipal …

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Early cherry blossom peak is a gentle, but serious, warning on climate change
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Build Back Better for Climate and Energy
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A Federal Policy Action Plan to Accelerate Local Climate Resilience

Communities across the United States are facing catastrophic extreme weather events that are growing in intensity and frequency due to climate change. Improving climate resilience can alleviate the impact of these events, but federal policies and programs fall short of …

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Billion-Dollar Extreme Weather Events

This map and related materials pertaining to all types of extreme weather can be found here. Last updated January 2022

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Record drought underscores need for Western water resilience
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Accelerating resilience thanks to long-overdue funding
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The Resilience Factor: A Competitive Edge for Climate-Ready Cities

Increasingly, U.S. cities and regions are facing costly climate impacts that are having significant effects on local businesses and communities. This report explores how the economic competitiveness of U.S. cities will be impacted as climate impacts worsen – and how …

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Select Committee wisely eyes climate resilience investments
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Rebuilding the economy with climate-smart transportation investments