Step 1: Campus-Community Alignment
UW–Madison will facilitate joint action between campus and the community to ensure the alignment of the Resilience Assessment and Climate Action and Adaptation Plan with community goals and submit an annual evaluation of progress to Second Nature.
Step 2: Resilience Assessment
UW–Madison will complete a campus-community resilience assessment that includes initial indicators and current vulnerabilities to campus and the community in five key areas: social equity and governance, health and wellness, economic development, ecosystem services, and infrastructure.
Step 3: Climate Action & Adaptation Plan
UW–Madison will complete a climate action and adaptation plan that will include a target date by which defined thresholds of resilience will be met, interim target dates for meeting milestones that will lead to increasing resilience, mechanisms and indicators for tracking progress, actions to make resilience topics a greater part of the curriculum at UW–Madison, and actions to expand research in resilience topics.
Review and Accountability
These action items will be reviewed on a biannual basis if possible, and not longer than every five years. Resilience Commitment updates will alternate with UW–Madison’s STARS assessment update reports.