What We're Fighting For
Establish regional and state-wide planning frameworks for advancing comprehensive resilience; integrate resilience into how and where we build infrastructure and where we retrofit or relocate.
Funding and Jobs
Establish reliable, robust long-term sources of funding for flood resilience and green, well-paying jobs; leverage investments toward integrated flood protection, ecosystem restoration, and workforce development that puts our region to work building a resilient future for our communities.
And An Approach That Is
Pass enforceable flood risk disclosure laws to help us plan for our futures and build awareness about risk. It’s our right to know.
Equitable and Just
Improve the resilience of public and private housing developments and infrastructure while building new high quality public and affordable housing on higher ground. Develop a forward-looking and proactive approach to effectively reducing risk, considering need and equity in distribution of funds. Ensure retreat and relocation strategies are viable and just.
Green and Blue
Invest and plan for ecological resilience, monitoring, and restoration so that our communities, wildlife, and ecosystems are healthy for generations to come. Prioritize natural and nature-based solutions to climate change and sea-level rise, especially those that restore floodplains and ecosystems, and provide public access and open space.
These solutions are the first steps we need to take to build a resilient future. First and foremost, we need clear leadership and strategies at all levels of government. Second, we need to leverage the investments to make sure we are spending tax dollars wisely and investing in disasters before they start. Transparence, equity, justice, and sustainability must be integrated into everything we do.
Smart bi-state leadership: develop an interstate governance model for regional resilience
A state-level resilience road map
A safer New York State: following through on a resilient vision for New York
A comprehensive local strategy
A green and resilient recovery
Proactive risk reduction
Fix FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program: Build a proactive federal approach to flood risk reduction
Climate Change knows no borders: A regional vision for resilience across New York and New Jersey
Our right to know: disclose flood risk in New York
Our right to know: disclose flood risk in New Jersey