In the face of worsening extreme weather, cities are creating resilience hubs to provide communities with numerous health, economic, and environmental benefits.
Sustainable Responses to Climate Crises
Climate-induced natural disasters are multiplying across the globe. From hurricanes and flash flooding, to droughts, heatwaves, and wildfire, more of the world is being touched by often devastating, costly damage than ever before. Yet even as these risks spread, solutions are multiplying that are providing more affordable, resilient options to help rebuild better when crisis hits. From India to The Bahamas, scaling these solutions will create lasting resilience, and enable regions to be more prepared for tomorrow’s climate disasters. RMI is rewriting the script on climate disaster response, from one marked by suffering and slow rebounds, to rebuilding with more equitable, affordable solutions. Explore RMI’s resilient solutions below.
One RMIer recounts his experience braving Hurricane Ian and why the lights stayed on in his solar-powered sustainable community.
Communities can leverage new federal funding to increase resilience in the face of increasing climate-induced disasters.
After multiple destructive hurricanes, The Bahamas has become a model on how islands can become more resilient and reduce generation costs.
How Delhi — one of the world’s most heat-stressed cities — can take advantage of nature’s cooling potential.
All Americans should have equitable access to tools and financing to future-proof their homes against extreme weather and rising energy costs.
Texans recently endured another bout of record low temperatures and icy conditions. While it didn’t compare to the devastating effects of winter storm Uri in 2021, it was a grim reminder of last year’s historic freeze.
One of the key recommendations of this report is to ensure inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration. This entails communicating clear market signals to suppliers and upstream equipment providers and coordinating closely among practitioners and installers.
Over the past few years, Texans have come to understand the need for resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Without resilience planning, climate change threatens the pace of the energy transition, in addition to affecting overall energy security and the social benefits that clean energy affords.