Resources & Climate


Leading the Climate Resilient Movement
Working together to reduce the risk posed by climate change
Project Info

Around the world, cities are facing risks that impact their residents and business and the infrastructure, economy, environment and social structures they rely on. Unfortunately, in many cities these risks are growing or new risks are emerging due to climate change. Reducing these risks and developing climate resilient communities requires a multi-faceted approach that recognizes and addresses the complexities of communities and the multiple systems that come together to make cities great places to live, learn, work and play. Only through a focused, global initiative to create climate resilient cities can we hope to achieve a climate resilient earth.

Global leadership for the climate resilience movement

Cities, businesses, and civil society must join forces, before disasters strike, to build climate resilience, save lives, and protect critical infrastructure.

National and Global Security

Without collective action, the world is at risk from catastrophic damages caused by hurricanes, floods, fires, droughts, and other extreme weather disasters. Cities, businesses, and civil society must join forces, before disasters strike, to save lives, protect infrastructure, preserve essential services, and bounce back stronger.

Cities and Critical Infrastructure

A member-driven alliance with a systems approach, putting cities and infrastructure in the foreground, is the key to a winning strategy. Resilient, sustainable infrastructure projects are the sinews of a nation’s economic power.

Public - Private Partnerships

Government alone cannot build climate resilience. The private sector is a vital partner. ACRE will bring together all levels of government to foster collaboration with business sectors, associations, and civil society. The power of partnership ignites the innovations and breakthroughs of rising civilizations.

Culture of Preparedness

Since the challenges and threats are universal and can befall any individual, community or region, so the solution requires a new sense of unity to build a more resilient society.
Building a more resilient national character and a stronger citizenry is an educational task that involves all levels of society and strengthens the fiber of a people.

A Bias Towards Action

Resources are too scarce, time is too short, and the challenges too big to rely on solutions that are not scalable, replicable, and additive. Investments, insurance, legislation, technologies, data, standards, and ecosystems all have a role in a shared vision for a better world.

Principles of Cooperation

A siloed world cannot solve this intertwined, complex problem. A spirit of cooperation must prevail across many networks, systems, disciplines, and institutions. (Read more)

Acre Project Team

Brian Finlay
President and CEO

Jan Hartke
Distinguished Fellow and Founder of ACRE

Chris Walker
Senior Advisor and Director of ACRE

Stan Bronson
Senior Advisor and Director of Partnerships of ACRE

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