The quality of being able to recover quickly or easily from, or resist being affected by, a misfortune, shock, or illness - robustness; adaptability.
Photo: Flooding in Minot, (c) DVIDSHUB, (CC BY 2.0)
Climate change is global, long-term, and unpredictable. It will require all of us to adapt to ongoing changes dynamically, humanely, and collaboratively. True resilience requires the creativity and coordination to plan across multiple timeframes, sectors, and scales.
Timeframes - Planning for both sudden shocks - extreme events such as hurricanes, floods, and forest fires that cause acute danger - and long-term stressors, chronic problems such as unemployment, institutional racism, spreading disease vectors, and rising urban heat that sap energy, fracture connections, and make neighborhoods vulnerable.
Sectors - Incorporating resilience into every aspect of our infrastructure - from our public transportation, to our food systems and energy grid.
Scales - Leveraging power across multiple scales - including global, regional, and community-wide. Building the capacity of neighborhoods to prepare for local climate impacts and shape policy efforts is a vital part of creating inclusive, equitable resilience. That's where CREW - and you - fit in.
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