URISA's Climate Change & Climate Equity Working Group Announces the Call to Climate Action StoryMap

by | Apr 18, 2022

Subtitled Location Intelligence in Climate Change and Climate Equity, the StoryMap's goal is to share our work to promote and enhance climate equity by focusing on social, cultural, racial and ecological aspects of climate justice. In our roles as GIS practitioners, we seek to empower communities with geospatial methods and data.

We are focusing our work on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13.1 and 13.3, and 13.B and the indicators used to measure progress:

  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries 
  • 13.3 Build knowledge and capacity to meet climate change
  • 13B Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

Check out the online form we included in the StoryMap to solicit information on the climate change resources you know of and use “ whether GIS tools, case studies, methodologies, best practices, or any other resources that should be shared with the wider community.  The StoryMap is a living resource and repository on the URISA website, so we will add your input to our tools list repository and update it as our work progresses.

Our group is also actively working on presentations and workshops for GIS-Pro 2022 in October, developing climate change webinars, and expanding our program. We can always use more volunteers, so if you are interested, please go to the bottom of the StoryMap form and add your contact information.

We invite you to take a look, learn about what URISA is doing for climate change, and participate by adding to our tools list and joining our efforts.

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