...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.

Shifting Climate Leadership

Dialogues with climate leaders as they navigate the challenges of leading through uncertainty in the face of the overwhelming climate crisis

Climate change presents a historically unique leadership challenge for which there are no ready guidelines. In recognition of this, and to help develop such guidelines, we embarked on a research project with seven climate leaders during the six months leading up to and beyond COP26 in Glasgow (see the participants below).

Our method was for the project leader, Peter Willis, to interview each of the participants online for about a half hour each week, helping them to reflect on their experience of facing up to climate change within their field of responsibility. From time to time he also engaged with two or three of them at once – dialogues that will be made available as podcasts. Key learnings from all these conversations are being distilled for launching in early 2022.

Peter Willis recently interviewed many resilience pioneers as part of a series at COP26 called the Daily COPpuccinos. These aimed to interview thought leaders working in adaptation and resilience from around the world. This was created to complement the COP Resilience Hub event programme that put the focus on adaptation and resilience throughout COP26. Find out more.

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    The Daily COPpuccinos

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