Climate

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

WHAT IS CLIMATE MIGRATION?

We’ve been warned by a season of wildfires in the West, hurricanes in the Southeast, and rising tides all along the coast. Climate change threatens cities and neighborhoods around the world, compelling millions to consider leaving these high-risk areas. A wave of migrations will create new challenges and opportunities for cities across North America and the planet, placing incalculable stress on financial markets, local governments, and communities. 

 

How do we begin to have the difficult conversation around managed retreat away from coastlines, floodplains, and other high-risk areas? 

We‘ve compiled a reading list of our favorite articles from popular media outlets that speak to the urgency of the crisis, along with some leading research from our event partners and speakers:

 

RESEARCH 

THE BIG PICTURE

PROGRAMS

Higher Ground

Building the cities we need for climate change. We explore when to adapt and when to retreat, planning for long-term, sustainable and equitable growth, financing new resilient infrastructure and communities, city-led business and migrant attraction strategies, and more.

WORLDWIDE STREAM, DECEMBER 1-2, 2020 

Higher Ground aims to shape the conversation around cities and climate change by convening a global network of stakeholders to bring climate migration and managed retreat to the forefront of adaptation strategies; feature data-driven tools, tactics, projects, and policies for cities and public officials grappling with these challenges; and disseminate findings and successes through convenings, toolkits, and consultations to cities striving for transformation.

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