JRF evidence review on community resilience

New work commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has focused on the importance of developing the resilience of communities to respond to climate change. ‘Community Resilience to Climate Change: an evidence review’ concludes that most local community action is focused on energy and food, and that sparse evaluation of local action is limiting the opportunity to learn and to develop new work.┬áThe report also proposes that a combination of cuts in local government resources and the removal of climate change adaptation requirements on councils means that building community resilience is unlikely to be a priority. A companion report looks in-depth at four case studies.