URI Metcalf Lecture Series

URI Metcalf Lecture Series

Check out upcoming public lecture series at URI’s Metcalf Institute! This year’s speakers will explore the causes and consequences of coastal and inland flooding, including how climate change is affecting flooding, the inequitable impacts of flood events, and how communities are taking action. The weeklong series will highlight leaders in science, policy, and community engagement…

NOAA’s Latest Forecast: A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Latest Forecast: A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just released its projections for 14-21 named storms during this year’s hurricane season. The Atlantic will see up to 10 hurricanes – above-average activity this year — which would make it the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. Some 3-6 of these hurricanes are likely to be classified as…

PVD Youth Climate Summit  |  Farm Fresh RI  |  June 4th, 2022 3-6p.m.  

PVD Youth Climate Summit | Farm Fresh RI | June 4th, 2022 3-6p.m.  

On June 4, 2022, The Providence Resilience Partnership took part in the City of Providence’s Office of Sustainability inaugural  PVD Youth Climate Summit at Farm Fresh RI. The PRP team was stationed alongside other a dozen other Providence organizations, all addressing some facet of climate change. The PRP table showcased not only our work but also the…

2022 Power of Place Summit

2022 Power of Place Summit

The PRP team will be speaking at the biannual GrowSmart RI  Power of Place Summit. Smart growth principles underlie much of climate resilience thinking and this session will examine their role in the development of PRP’s new initiative Climate Ready Providence. Event Details: June 21 2022 2:15-3:30 pm Rhode Island Convention Center

ProJo Opinion| This is the moment to make Providence climate-ready

ProJo Opinion| This is the moment to make Providence climate-ready

Providence is at a climate crossroads. While the world made collective progress over the last month in meeting our global climate goals, at the end of the day, just like politics, our climate challenges are local. We have a unique city, with buildings, transportation systems and neighborhoods that will bear the brunt of severe weather…

Press Release: PRP Hires Veteran Policy Pro

Press Release: PRP Hires Veteran Policy Pro

PROVIDENCE–Buff Chace, the chairman and one of the founders of the Providence Resilience Partnership, announced today the organization has hired veteran policy counsel Michele Jalbert to lead the organization through its plans to grow and scale in order to help make Providence a climate-ready community.  “Providence’s institutions and job creators need to take the lead at…

EcoRI News: New Providence Partnership Pushes for Climate-Ready City

EcoRI News: New Providence Partnership Pushes for Climate-Ready City

PROVIDENCE — The city’s vulnerabilities to the climate crisis, most notably increased flooding linked to sea-level rise, storm surge, and more frequent and intense rains, are urgent and will increase in the coming decades to unmanageable levels. The status quo or business as usual won’t keep Rhode Island’s capital afloat. The fledgling organization that came…