...in thinking

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.

...in practice

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.


Diagram of a working port


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

CWI Wheel diagram


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.

What can EARTH EX 2019 teach us about resilience?

The Resilience Shift will be sharing the early findings from EARTH EX III/19 in early December in a joint event with Resilience First and the Electric Infrastructure Security Council.

With EARTH EX’s underlying theme of ‘Working together to secure our world’, the Resilience Shift was delighted to partner with the Electric Infrastructure Security Council to run the multi-player exercise, now in its third year.

Building on EARTH EX scenario-based workshops (see report) and work around the electricity sector and interdependencies, the global exercise was an opportunity to learn from each other how to anticipate and prepare better resilience planning for a ‘Black Sky’-class complex catastrophe or other major disaster. The Resilience Shift has also explored resilience in practice in a primer for the electric utilities sector.

With over 11,000 individual participants and 1,800 organisations, the exercise took participants through a developing scenario where the power grid is knocked out completely for days or weeks.

Whether organisations or individuals, they are challenged to consider together each evolution of the situation and their options, to then make choices on actions and next steps.

Resilience Shift has joined with the business resilience network, Resilience First, to present, at an event in early December, the early findings from EARTH EX III//19, prior to the full report being published on the Resilience Shift website.

Speakers will review key lessons-learned from the exercise. How resilient is your organisation for a major power outage? How well prepared is our society? Are you and your family ready for the impact of a Black Sky event?

Speakers include:
Avi Schnurr, CEO and President of the EIS Council
Lord Toby Harris, UK representative of the EIS Council and Resilience First Board member
Xavier Aldea Borruel, Programme Manager, Resilience Shift

Kindly hosted by FTI Consulting this event is for Resilience First members and invited guests. The report will be published after the event and shared on the Resilience Shift website.

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