C2ES Maximizing Benefits: Strategies for Community Resilience

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) developed this set of briefs on resilience strategies for extreme climate events, primarily to support local government officials in adaptation planning. Key climate resilience strategies are discussed including the co-benefits they provide, and quantitative assessments of the costs and benefits of each strategy. Each brief includes a case study of a model city that has successfully employed a number of climate resilience strategies. The five briefs of the compendium focus on:

Extreme heat and heatwaves
Flash flooding
Power outages

All of the Resilience Strategies are treated comprehensively with Cost and Benefit evaluations, as well as recommendations for raising awareness and preparing for the climate event.