Adaptation and Resilience

Global warming is creating changes in average temperatures, a shift in seasons, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of drought, wildfires, heatwaves, hurricanes, and other severe weather events. These changes have created a fundamental need for public- and private-sector leaders to forge innovative, cost-effective strategies to harden key infrastructure — including roads, bridges, mass transit and the electricity system — and make vulnerable communities more resilient to coastal and riverine flooding. 

One recent study found that each year, $143 billion in global damages from extreme weather events is attributable to climate change, and that 63 percent of the total is due to loss of human life. 

The Transatlantic Climate Alliance understands that delaying adaptation efforts will lead to costlier impacts, and a greater toll on communities and ecosystems. That’s why we are forging a dialogue with government leaders and experts from the corporate sector, academia, and nonprofits to share data-driven information, and accelerate best practices to safeguard communities and avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis.