How and where we build shapes how communities experience climate risks and benefits. And the communities most exposed to floods, fire, hurricanes, drought, and other climate-related disasters are often underinsured communities of color whose residents have low incomes.
Investing in Climate Justice
Acknowledging the link between community development and climate change is essential to equitable climate-resilient investment. The community investment field can help take the lead in shaping climate policy and practice and creating equitable, community-led finance solutions to today’s climate resilience challenges.
Equitable Climate Resilience
Communities of color who face disproportionate climate risks need to create climate solutions—and find funds to implement them. Addressing local climate challenges—emissions reduction, climate resilience, disaster recovery—will require collaboration across fields, simultaneous work on multiple fronts and time frames, and innovative finance solutions.
We offer tools, research, and ideas to help those implementing climate resilience solutions.
Watts Rising Community Planning: Coordinated Partnerships and Planning for Climate Resilience
Staten Island Managed Retreat: Community Driven Decision-Making
Portland Energy Efficiency Retrofits: Creative Funding
Peoria Stormwater Management: Multi-Purpose Innovation
Boulder County Wildfire Partners: Fire Risk Mitigation
Advancing Local Community Investment Systems
Participants in CCI’s programs develop capital absorption, racial equity, leadership, and collaboration skills to create the specific opportunities residents seek.
The multisector place-based teams in Connect Capital used the capital absorption framework to lay the groundwork for attracting and deploying capital at scale to achieve community goals.
Meet some of the people working to advance climate equity.
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