RAND Climate Resilience Center

Bringing together trans-disciplinary research teams to build equitable, use-inspired climate resilience solutions.

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The RAND Climate Resilience Center helps to build solutions for organizations to become more resilient to the myriad impacts of the changing climate. The center conducts policy research and develops innovative tools to support decisionmakers at all levels of government, as well as diverse stakeholders from the public, private, and philanthropic sectors, by addressing how we plan, build, and sustain our societal and physical systems. Guided by four institutional values: equity, adaptive management, access, and collaboration, the center organizes across three interdisciplinary focus areas to look at problems and solutions in comprehensive, evidence-based ways.

The RAND Climate Resilience Center is uniquely suited to bring together cross-disciplinary research teams to identify emerging climate resilience challenges, apply state-of-the-art methods to tackle problems from multiple perspectives, address uncertainty that is often ignored, and recommend solutions that are effective and enduring.

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  • A screenshot of RAND Climate Resilience Center co-director Melissa Finucane interviewed on BBC World, with an image of a flooded building in Nigeria showing on screen.

    Center Co-Director Responds to U.N. Secretary-General's Climate Warning

    RAND Climate Resilience Center (CRC) co-director Dr. Melissa Finucane appeared on BBC World News on October 26, 2022, to respond to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’s warning of climate chaos.

    Oct 28, 2022

  • A member of the Puerto Rico National Guard wades through water in search for people to be rescued after Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022, photo by Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters

    Q&A with the Experts: Puerto Rico

    When Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico on September 18, electricity went out across the island. It was a reminder that recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria is far from complete. RAND researchers discuss the difficulties Puerto Rico is still facing.

    Oct 10, 2022

Climate Resilience Focus Areas

RAND has a long history of conducting research on policy and planning challenges related to global climate change. RAND's body of work is centered on three focus areas.

Social Equity in Climate Resilience

We are committed to justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as fundamental principles guiding our climate resilience research, outreach, and education activities.

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  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Integrated Science and Assessments

    Helping Mid-Atlantic communities become more resilient to a changing climate through improved data, place-based decision support, and public engagement.

  • Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities

    The Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC) assesses and addresses the social, economic, and public health impacts of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico region. It was established in 2015 with a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.

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The Tomorrow Demands Today campaign supports RAND's research on climate resilience and other related topics

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Write to us at crc@rand.org.