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Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Alice C. Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

While squarely confronting the scale of the risks the world faces because of climate change, this pragmatic guide focuses on solutions—some gradual and some more revolutionary—currently being deployed around the globe.

  • Offers behind-the-scenes stories from authors' experiences working at the highest levels of the U.S. Government

  • Presents real-world analysis of what is, and isn't, likely to work in the policy-making realm, as well as concrete, actionable policy recommendations

  • Draws on international and national examples and stories, some of which are being told here for the first time, to provide an interdisciplinary narrative covering the range of climate resilience solutions

  • Analyzes key developments and anticipated challenges in the emerging field of climate resilience, drawn from the authors' unique network of national and international leaders in the private, public, and NGO sectors

Published November 1, 2019



"As we race to awaken conscience and countries to meet an existential challenge, building resilience is an urgent and underappreciated part of the fight against global climate change. This timely and important book, by deeply knowledgeable veterans of that fight, offers practical ideas and lessons on how to do it and each story underscores a reality with which the world must reckon now " — Former Secretary of State John Kerry

"Climate change is real and Building a Resilient Tomorrow illustrates what it looks like and what we can do about it by building up resilience, even while we work to cut emissions. This is exactly the kind of honesty and sobriety that is needed to confront this unique challenge and to build consensus in favor of viable solutions." — Former Congressman Carlos Curbelo, South Florida

"One aspect of solving the climate crisis is preparation for the calamities ahead that emissions have already set in motion. Alice Hill sees critical dimensions of the resiliency imperative, and with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, has written an important book." — U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D), Rhode Island

"This is an essential guide for policymakers at all levels. All of us who exist on this warming planet should heed its warnings about the need to incorpoate resilience into our community planning, beginning today." — Janet Napolitano, President, University of California

"At a time when volatility and change are the only certainties, we must find ways to build resilience. This important book, focused on the United States but informed by global insights, tackles the central challenge of climate resilience." — Adrienne Arsht, Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council

"Climate Change is no longer far-off hypothetical-the time for solutions is now. This book offers a comprehensive, yet fine-grained guide to help all of us better face the forthcoming climate disruption." — Craig Fugate, Former FEMA Administrator

"Building a Resilient Tomorrow is an important, unique, and useful guide for learning how to build in resilience and cope with the real and increasing impacts of climate change." — Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz

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