The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center will reach one billion people with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and security challenges by 2030.
We will focus our efforts on individuals, communities, and a broad spectrum of governments and institutions to help them, and their constituencies and stakeholders, better prepare for, navigate, and recover from shocks and stresses.
We will help build a more resilient world.
Addressing climate change, migration, and security challenges—affecting all geographies—is more urgent than ever. There is a critical need to build resilience for individuals, communities, and institutions to better understand, prepare for, and withstand these interrelated threats. Together, we must act to ensure a secure and more prosperous world. While not all problems can be solved, the promise of progress rests in our willingness to address challenges head on.
The growing urgency of the here-and-now threats posed by climate change—demonstrated by rising instances and impacts of floods, droughts, famines, and other natural disasters—necessitates improving the ability of individuals, communities, and institutions to prepare for, navigate, and recover from disruptions. Building resilience to climate change risks will require developing a variety of tools for vulnerable people and communities, through partnerships with policymakers, the global NGO community and corporate leaders.
Whether driven by climate-related disasters, conflict, famine, or poverty, hundreds of millions of people are migrating within their regions or across the globe—with nearly 70 million people forcibly displaced from their homes today. We will help create the enabling conditions that allow for success in local and global efforts, using a variety of policy, financial and technological solutions, to address these challenges.
“Risks are concentrated in informal settlements” is emphasized by scientists in the latest IPCC report, and as populations swell in these areas globally, these risks will be an increasingly difficult challenge to manage.
Living in inadequate housing, in flood-prone areas or through extreme heat events without proper access to water and cooling are only some of the norms these vulnerable groups are enduring. Leveraging existing, proven strategies from our research and with on-the-ground partners, we can build a more secure and equitable future for all.
The stakes are high
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