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. 


Program spotlight

Greenlining the Block

Greenlining the Block is a partnership developed to support the leadership and expertise of communities of color to prepare for and maximize federal, state, and local infrastructure investments to drive effective climate action that meets community needs. 

News & Resources

Explore tools, research, and ideas to help those implementing climate resilience solutions.

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.

Past Programs

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.

Field Leaders

Meet some of the people working to advance climate equity.