Climate resilience is the ability of the natural, human, economic, and built systems to recover from and withstand impacts from weather and climate. Climate resilience planning is a way for communities to develop strategies for reducing their vulnerability to impacts from extreme weather events, climate change, and manage climate risk.
City of Asheville Resilience
The NEMAC team led City of Asheville staff through the “Steps to Resilience,” a five-step climate-risk planning process developed for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. The resulting citywide resilience plan to assess and address the effects of climate change was incorporated into Asheville’s 2018 comprehensive plan.
Triangle Regional Resiliency Partnership
The Triangle Regional Resiliency Partnership was formed to address the need for a resilience assessment in the Triangle region of North Carolina. NEMAC guided the partnership in assessing, planning, and prioritizing resilience-building strategies.
Land of Sky Region Economic Resilience
The Land of Sky Regional Council of Governments worked with NEMAC to develop a resilience plan for the region’s economic development and transportation assets. By following the “Steps to Resilience” from the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, the resultant report revealed regional assets facing exposure from a changing environment.