One in five people in the U.S. live in coastal cities.
More than 65 million people live in U.S. coastal cities, of which nearly 60% are people of color. The
coastal economy supports 58.3 million jobs and contributes $9.5 trillion to our total GDP, and the ocean
has the potential to provide up to 35% of the climate solutions we need.
We are unprepared for rising seas and storms, and historically disadvantaged communities are often hit first and worst.
Our safety, economies, cultures, and communities are at risk.
What we do
Develop policy solutions
We research, analyze, and develop policy solutions for more climate-ready coastal cities.
Foster a community of practice
We foster a community of practice to scale up climate action efforts.
Curate a resource hub
We curate an open-access resource hub with essential information for policymakers, community organizations, and other practitioners.
Fifth National Climate Assessment: Key Findings and Recommendations for Coastal Cities.
Guides & Toolkits
Guidebook: Ocean climate funding for coastal cities
Reports & Policy Memos
Social cohesion as a climate strategy: Reflections on Superstorm Sandy
Data Visualization & Analysis
By the numbers: Definition, demographics, and climate risks of U.S. coastal cities