2018 Climate Resilience Summit
Saturday, January 6
8:00am to 6:00pm
Reception to Follow
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
What is Resilience?
Resilience is the ability not only to bounce back, but also to ‘bounce forward’ – to recover and at the same time to enhance the capacities of the community or organization to better withstand future threats. – Resilience Strategies for Communities at Risk. Urban Resilience Program. White Paper Series. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute, 2014.
Planning for Climate Change
In 2014 and 2015, Sustainable Seattle held the 1st and 2nd annual gatherings of regional leaders concerned about building resilience in the era of climate change. We heard from people with expertise across the private, public and community sectors, including from Lauren Alexander Augustine from the National Academy of Sciences Resilient America Program.
The need to build our climate resilience has powerful implications for our development, infrastructure, and social connections, from how we deal with the increasing threats of climate disruptions and how we, as a community, can plan to recover and thrive. As we prepare to convene the 3rd Resilience Challenge gathering in 2017, we must examine the unique challenges, as well as the opportunities, to preparing our region for the impacts of climate disruption.
How do we manage the unavoidable, and how do we avoid the unmanageable? Resilience has to be not only attacking the symptoms of the problem, but getting at the root cause of the problem. – Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund and Keynote Speaker at the Risk and Resilience in Coastal Regions Forum