December 9, 2015
Paris, Dec. 9, 2015 – As climate change disrupts rural communities around the world, policymakers face the task of helping their societies become more resilient. In many places, though, an information gap prevents decisions from being made with the best available evidence. Now, a new tool from Conservation International (CI) is making a wealth of
April 30, 2015
April 29, 2015—The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs, and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living shoreline” — a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new NOAA study.
March 17, 2015
Sendai, March 17, 2015 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced work a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters. Announced during a special breakfast session entitled 'the power of partnerships', held on the sidelines of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, the Programme is
November 18, 2014
Today, in advance of a White House meeting with members of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration launched the first phase of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit called for in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is a website (toolkit.climate.gov) developed by
November 18, 2014
A new online visualization tool provides maps of climate stressors and impacts as well as interactive graphs that show daily and long-term observations from thousands of weather stations across the United States.
October 24, 2014
A new NOAA online visualization and mapping tool, the Lake Level Viewer, will help communities along the U.S. Great Lakes plan for, and adapt to, climate change and changes in lake water levels. The easy-to-use, interactive tool was developed by the National Ocean Service’s Office for Coastal Management as part of its Digital Coastinitiative. “The Lake Level Viewer provides
October 23, 2014
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct. 23, 2014—Forewarned is forearmed for the FP7 funded INCREO project, which seeks to mitigate and prepare for disasters through risk and vulnerability mapping. Emergency services and those charged with civil protection and disaster management will find their jobs easier thanks to the work being done by the EU’s INCREO (‘Increasing Resilience through Earth Observation’) project. The impact