WASHINGTON, DC – The Resilience Dialogues, a public-private collaborative effort to help local communities address climate-related vulnerabilities, today announced 10 communities will participate in the collaboration’s beta phase. Through the Resilience Dialogues, the communities will explore their risks from climate variability and change and work through a series of facilitated online dialogues with subject matter experts and scientists to learn how to reduce these risks and build community resilience. The first dialogues are expected to take place later this winter.
The 10 participating communities are:
- Antioch, CA
- Bridgeport, CT
- Menominee and Oneida Reservations
- Navajo Nation
- Boynton Beach, FL
- Hallandale Beach, FL
- Mt. Shasta, CA
- San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CA
- East Lansing, MI
- Savannah, GA
The communities were identified with assistance from the Resilience Dialogues network partners including: California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, the Community and Regional Resilience Institute, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, Resilience AmeriCorps, and Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. The Resilience Dialogues is co-managed by the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and the American Geophysical Union’s Thriving Earth Exchange. It is supported by a grant from the Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program, which focuses on helping communities build resilience in the face of climate change.