By focusing on decisions being made in two arenas – international assistance and development and domestic infrastructure investment – we are influencing flows of ongoing investment so that those investments increase climate resilience, spur the transition to low carbon economies, and provide opportunities for people who need them most.
Signs of increasing extreme weather, droughts, floods, heat waves, and forest fires are appearing around the world. Even with dramatic success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, climate impacts are expected to worsen over coming decades. Community leaders, government planners, development agencies and business leaders are trying to understand the investments, education, and policies that will help people and infrastructure be as resilient as possible to these new extremes.
Our tools allow decision makers – from community members to top leaders – to discover for themselves the synergies that are possible when people address climate change adaptation and mitigation and social justice and equity as a set of inter-related opportunities in the context of infrastructure and development investment.
International Assistance & Development
- Climate-smart agriculture – modeling how different agricultural policies and practices could help solve food security and climate problems.
- Resilience to drought in the Horn of Africa – past project modeling the effects climate change and the displacement of pastoralists
Domestic Infrastructure Investment
- Multisolving – helping communities reduce their carbon footprint while improving the local economy, public health, resilience to extreme events, and more.
- Milwaukee Green Infrastructure Scenarios Tool – past project modeling how green infrastructure can prevent flooding and provide co-benefits such as increased jobs and water quality.