Climate change and social inequity are major threats to community sustainability. Flooding, drought, and other climate-related issues increase risk to populations already vulnerable due to social inequity. Becoming more resilient – anticipating and addressing community threats – not only holds the potential to save lives – and billions in recovery dollars and economic losses – it also encourages social equity and connectedness, fostering communities that grow and recover in ways that make them stronger than before.
ISC is helping communities, cities, and supply chains increase their resilience through community-driven efforts led by local leaders. Together, we develop a complete picture of the social, environmental, and economic threats they face; engage with other local organizations and individuals who share the threat; learn about best practices; and then implement locally-led solutions that tackle immediate problems while strengthening the community overall.