This portfolio of projects provides a ‘first generation’ view of how a set of cities have interpreted building urban climate change resilience (UCCR) challenges and translated their understanding into targeted priorities and actions, as a pioneering effort to advance on-the-ground actions.

The Rockefeller Foundation and partners in Indian launched an effort to address the twin challenges of energy deprivation and poverty. The result is SPEED, or Smart Power for Environmentally-sound Economic Development, which seeks to identify and showcase scalable business models and implementation plans for addressing energy access.

Asian cities are especially susceptible to unpredictable environmental change, as these cities are expected to account for more than 60 percent of global population growth in the next 30 years.