...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.

EARTH EX® III 2019: Lessons learned from a global resilience exercise

Our infrastructure is interconnected and interdependent. A major incident in one location can cascade rapidly and have an impact on critical infrastructure systems elsewhere, affecting their ability to function, to connect communities, provide essential services, or to protect society.

A ‘black sky hazard’ is defined by the Electric Infrastructure Security Council (EIS Council) as “a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures in multiple regions for long durations”. How well prepared are we for such an event?

The impacts of a major loss of electricity supply would rapidly expand into water, communications, food supply, finance, and beyond. A simulated catastrophic scenario can be a powerful way to raise awareness and strengthen individual, organisational and societal resilience to be better prepared for such an event.

Following the success of the EARTH EX exercises held in London and Glasgow in 2019, the Resilience Shift is pleased to continue its partnership with the pioneers at the EIS Council by supporting its unique all-nation, all-sector online resilience exercise.

A key element of our suite of activities dedicated to sharing learning across sectors, EARTH EX is a cross-sector tool promoting whole systems thinking, building knowledge of how to prepare for disruptions to energy supply and consequently increasing the resilience of all sectors to a black sky event.

We are delighted to have supported this year’s exercise and to share its findings through this report.

Publication date: 5 December, 2019
Authors: Avi Schnurr, John Heltzel, of Electric Infrastructure Security Council