Building More Resilient Communities in the Face of Climate Change

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Despite global efforts to address climate change, communities have already begun to feel it’s impacts in many forms and scientists predict that the occurrence of extreme weather events will continue to increase. Developing a plan for community climate resilience can address some of the most troubling risks including economic loss, ecological damage, and loss of life. However, less than half of the states in the United States have state climate resilience plans in place. Scientists have already begun to quantify the risk of events like flooding, fires, and dangerous temperatures. These resources are available for local policy makers to use to inform city planning and infrastructure efforts. The assessment of local climate data allows communities to identify unique risk factors and put specific and contextual plans into place. This event highlights the collaborative efforts required to translate climate data into more resilient communities.


Ed Kearns, PhD

Chief Data Officer
First Street Foundation

Somto Uyanna, MS

Environmental Engineer

Jessica Beach, PE

Chief Resilience Officer
St. Augustine, Fla


 February 15, 2022 , 5:30PM ET

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