April 20, 2021

Now is the Time to Invest in Building Climate Resilience

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The United States' need to become resilient to the impacts of climate change intensifies every day. Our vulnerability to the stresses and shocks of climate change, which threatens our food, energy, water, transportation and health security — and ultimately, our economy and national security.

Our nation must rise to tackle this challenge by mobilizing an effort commensurate with the problem, write Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute, and Jennifer Kurz, senior strategist with Susan Bell & Associates, in an op-ed for The Hill. Profeta and Kurz are co-conveners of the Resilience Roadmap project, which seeks to offer actionable recommendations to inform the federal government’s national climate resilience efforts. They write in their op-ed that a once-in-a-generation investment that can put America on the path to resilience is not only building back better, it is building a better future for all.