Mapping Resilience: A Blueprint for Thriving in the Face of Climate Disaster

Amee Raval
Created: 3/25/2020 -

Abstract

There is a need to better characterize and promote the notion of community resilience as part of broader adaptation strategies toward a vision that is deeply rooted in climate justice and equity. Various sectors are already implementing climate adaptation programs, but these efforts are often siloed and focus on protecting natural resources or built infrastructure.

Developed by the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), the Mapping Resilience report aims to raise the public visibility of the needs of frontline communities within statewide climate adaptation and resilience efforts. The full report contains the following sections:

  1. Background on communities disproportionately impacted by climate change-related disasters in California and lessons learned from examples across the U.S.;
  2. Key existing indicators, data, tools, and analytical frameworks for understanding the intersection of climate impacts, health and well-being outcomes, socioeconomic vulnerability, and adaptive capacity factors;
  3. Major data limitations and knowledge gaps;
  4. Lessons learned from development and use of indicators in related fields (e.g., public health, environmental justice, and land use); and
  5. Anticipated uses of indicators to advance key fields and policies, as well as opportunities for working with other nonprofits, academic institutions, and public agencies to advance the development and effective use of useful indicators

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Organization(s)

We are leading a transition away from an extractive economy based on profit and pollution and toward local, healthy, and life-sustaining economies that benefit everyone.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Evaluation
Scale
Community / Local
National / Federal
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Climate Justice
Policy
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Capacity Building
Create/enhance resources and tools
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Region
Coasts
North America
United States