Building Climate Resilience on the Ground
On Monday, the Administration released the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, a suite of resources to help communities prepare for and respond to the impacts of
The Toolkit’s initial focus is on coastal flood
Some features of the Toolkit include:
- The Climate Explorer: A visualization tool that offers maps of climate stressors and impacts, as well as interactive graphs showing daily observations and long-term averages from thousands of weather stations across the country.
- Steps to Resilience: A five-step process that users can follow to initiate, plan, and implement projects to help make their homes, communities, and infrastructure more resilient to climate-related hazards.
- “Taking Action” stories: More than 20 real-world case studies describing climate-related risks and opportunities that communities and businesses face, steps they’re taking to plan and respond, and tools and techniques they’re using to improve resilience.
- Federal resources and tools: Centralized access to Federal sites for future climate projections, as well as freely available tools for accessing and analyzing climate data, generating visualizations, exploring climate projections, estimating hazards, and engaging stakeholders in resilience-building efforts.
The Toolkit was premiered at a meeting of the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate