Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable Investment

Our long national history of inequitable development and disinvestment means that many of the people at the greatest risk from climate change live in low-income communities and communities of color. The summer of 2021 saw these disproportionately distributed effects unfold yet again as heat waves, floods, storms, and wildfires spread across the nation. These events make the analysis of CCI Field Catalyst Saneta deVuono-powell all the more essential. In Seeding Climate Resilience Through Equitable Investment, Saneta uses six case studies of successful climate resilience investments to surface a set of common strategies that take aim at the systems underlying the inequitable distribution of risk. Together, these case studies point to the urgency of acting quickly, strategically, and creatively to design and finance equitable climate resilience before disaster strikes—again.

Each of the six case studies can be downloaded individually here.

Transforming investment in communities

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CCI is supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and The California Endowment.

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