States face increasing threats related to severe and unpredictable weather. This includes extreme drought and wildfires, repetitive flooding and powerful and excessive heat across much of the country. These conditions are impacting individuals and families, farmers and ranchers, forests, military installations, businesses of all sizes and water supplies, just to name a few.
The NCSL State Resilience Policy & Practices Legislative Cohort builds upon NCSL’s Public-Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery and related work on disaster spending and infrastructure resilience. Over the course of one year, the cohort will explore funding and financing mechanisms, examine predictive data and analytic tools, and explore policy options with their peers.
NCSL gratefully acknowledges the Environmental Defense Fund for its support of this project.