Monday was Resilience Day at the White House (which we think is almost as much fun as Big Block of Cheese Day) and we’re seeing a whole bunch of great action and information about the importance of resilience.
The White House has outlined their path on climate resiliency, and identified steps that we as a country should take to advance science-based technology, integrate climate resilience into the federal system and support communities as they deal with the effects of climate change.
And we’re privileged to be playing a small part of it, in helping support the Resilience Dialogues.
Announced Monday by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, the Resilience Dialogues are a public-private collaboration aimed at helping communities build a better understanding of their climate risks and identify the locally relevant information, tools, programs, and other resources that can help them in resilience planning.
We’re part of a terrific team helping to launch the Resilience Dialogues, recruit practitioners to engage in these critical conversations, and work with communities who want to focus on resilience.
We’re delighted to be part of the team, and to work with our colleagues at the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact to help more communities and local leaders get the information they need to support community resilience.
We’re proud of the work that President Obama has led on resilience, and we’re proud to part of that work going forward. We hope everyone will read the full report and watch this space for more about the Resilience Dialogues!