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Resilience Engineered

Three films to demystify resilience, funded by The Resilience Shift, developed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Summary for Urban Policymakers

A summary for urban policymakers, presenting the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Resilient Leadership

Real-time learning from the Covid crisis was captured over 16 weeks of interviews with senior leaders, providing insights into what makes resilient leadership, and how to lead for resilience.

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Infrastructure Pathways

A resource for practitioners in search of clear, easy-to-navigate guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure, compiled from hundreds of leading resources, and organized by lifecycle phase.


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A multi-stakeholder, whole-systems approach is needed for ports to become low carbon resilient gateways to growth, as a meeting point of critical infrastructure systems, cities and services.


Resilience Realized

The Resilience Realized Awards recognise projects around the world at the cutting edge of resilience.

City Water Resilience Approach

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Download the step by step methodology to help cities collaboratively build resilience to local water challenges, mapped with the OurWater online governance tool, as used by cities around the world.


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Pushing the boundaries of innovation to protect the world’s water resources

A new report from ICSI, published on World Water Day, collates projects and cities that serve as examples of innovative solutions for climate adaptation, mitigation and development strategies, including the City of Rotterdam, highlighted for its ongoing innovation in climate resilience preparedness.

The power and freedom of net zero

“The adoption of the Versailles Declaration… is a signal that this crisis can and must accelerate, rather than derail, the march towards cheaper, more secure, clean energy.” We share this opinion piece recently published by Nigel Topping, UN High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26.

Key role of ports in unlocking investment in future fuel infrastructure

A study by Arup, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and The Resilience Shift has outlined the critical role of ports in driving and supporting the case for investment in energy infrastructure. It focuses on the integration of fuel demand for early adopters in green corridors, ports, and energy systems.

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World-leading engineering firms join forces to advance climate action for infrastructure

Our strategic partners, Resilience First, in partnership with the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), of which we are a founding partner, have today announced the launch of the Engineering Leadership Group (ELG), a new engagement platform to capture the voice of global engineering firms.

New IPCC Report calls for climate resilient development

The latest volume from the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report is on Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The Resilience Shift is part of a collaboration to co-create a Summary for Urban Policymakers series that will present the latest IPCC assessments in targeted summaries that can help inform action at the city scale.

Reflective learning on crisis leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic

As part of our work to make resilience tangible and relevant, every week for four months through the Covid-19 pandemic we interviewed the same twelve senior decision-makers and professionals for their evolving reflections on what they are encountering. Their insights can help leaders to prepare their organisations for uncertainty, and to build resilience personally and professionally.

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‘Incredibly uplifting and hopeful’ – Brunel lecture series moves climate action forward

Speaking at the closing lecture, Seth Schultz admitted that he had previously been sceptical that the engineering community was willing to make changes in order to deal with the climate emergency. But the profession has shown that it is, and this response was consistent around the world, and from very senior or retired engineers, right down to new graduates.