Exploring Climate Change and Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

Exploring Climate Change and Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

Communities & Climate Change: Exploring Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

The upcoming two-day virtual workshop will identify barriers and solutions for exploring health risks posed by flooding events. In addition, the workshop will address effective adaptation strategies for community resilience and ways to foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector to implement these strategies locally. Day 1 of the workshop will focus on identifying the barriers to exploring health risks from flooding events. Day 2 will focus on effective adaptation strategies for community resilience and ways to foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector.

About the Workshop: Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity Workshop Series: Exploring Flood Adaptation Strategies to Support Health Equity

“This fourth and final workshop in the Environmental Health Matters Initiative’s (EHMI) series on Communities, Climate Change, and Health Equity will build on past EHMI and National Academies work to explore health risks posed by flooding events, discuss effective adaptation strategies for equitable community resilience, and foster partnerships among government, academia, and the private sector to implement these strategies locally. This will be a two-day virtual workshop.”

National Academies’ Climate Resources

“From more extreme weather to more frequent and intense wildfires, the climate is changing in ways that pose increasing risks to people and ecosystems. Explore the National Academies’ expert advice to help the nation understand, prepare for, and limit future climate change.”

National Academies’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

“Research in social science, medicine, and other fields can shed light on the factors that drive systemic racial inequities — not only in society at large, but also within the sciences, engineering, and medicine — with the goal of finding solutions based on evidence. A range of studies, webinars, and other activities at the National Academies have explored this research, some of which are highlighted here.”

(Source: National Academy of Sciences)

© 2024 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

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ClimaTwin at The Wall Street Green Summit — The Nexus of Finance and Technology

ClimaTwin at The Wall Street Green Summit — The Nexus of Finance and Technology

“How do you reduce a 38 billion metric ton carbon footprint for the planet? The only way to get there is technology and capital.” — Peter Fusaro

ClimaTwin®, Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™, is proud to announce that Co-founder and CEO Adam Omansky is speaking at Peter Fusaro’s Wall Street Green Summit on March 12th and 13th at the Cornell Club in New York City. The topic is physical climate risk and resiliency for infrastructure assets and built environment. The Wall Street Green Summit is “the nexus of finance and technology.” About Peter Fusaro’s Wall Street Green Summit: “The 2024 Wall Street Green Summit is our 23rd annual event and one of the longest-running and most comprehensive sustainable finance events in the world and will be held in New York City at the Cornell Club of NYC in midtown Manhattan on March 12th and March 13th, 2024. Come to New York City and join a Climate Finance and Technology center of excellence.” ClimaTwin — Future-proofing Assets Today for Tomorrow’s Climate Extremes™.

(Source: The Wall Street Green Summit)

©2024 Global Change Associates. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2024 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Runaway change for Earth system elements and climate tipping points

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Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change with Nature-based Solutions

Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change with Nature-based Solutions

 

Nature-based solutions hold the potential to make a significant impact on mitigating the effects of climate change. By harnessing the power of ecosystems and biodiversity, we can reduce our carbon emissions and remove existing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. A standard nature-based solution is reforestation and afforestation. By planting trees, we can capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases. Healthy and diverse forests also provide essential ecosystem services, such as regulating water cycles and preventing soil erosion.

Wetlands restoration is another nature-based solution that can play a crucial role in mitigating climate change. Wetlands act as natural carbon sinks, storing large amounts of carbon in the soil. Restoring wetland habitats sequesters carbon, provides valuable habitats for wildlife, and reduces the impacts of natural disasters. Sustainable land management practices, such as agroforestry and conservation agriculture, can help to improve soil health and increase carbon storage in agricultural lands. In summary, nature-based solutions offer a practical approach to combating climate change.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2024 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Complexity of Community Relocation in the Face of Environmental Challenges

Complexity of Community Relocation in the Face of Environmental Challenges

 

Community-Driven Relocation: Recommendations for the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Beyond provides a comprehensive and insightful examination of the complex issues surrounding community relocation in the face of environmental challenges. The book, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, thoroughly analyzes the social, economic, and environmental factors that drive the need for relocation in the U.S. Gulf Coast region and provides recommendations for effective and equitable relocation processes.

The book presents a range of case studies and examples of community-driven relocation initiatives, offering valuable insights into the diverse challenges and opportunities accompanying such efforts. It also addresses the ethical considerations and potential injustices that may arise in forced relocation, stressing the importance of community involvement and agency in the decision-making process.

The authors demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the complex dynamics in relocation efforts and provide thoughtful recommendations for policymakers, community leaders, and other stakeholders. The book is invaluable for readers interested in understanding the complexities of community-driven relocation and seeking practical guidance for implementing successful relocation initiatives. Community-Driven Relocation is a timely and informative contribution to the ongoing discourse on climate-related displacement and community resilience.

Synopsis

“Between 1980 and mid-2023, 232 billion-dollar disasters occurred in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, with the number of disasters doubling annually since 2018. The variety and frequency of storms have exacerbated historic inequalities and led to cycles of displacement and chronic stress for communities across the region. While disaster displacement is not a new phenomenon, the rapid escalation of climate-related disasters in the Gulf increases the urgency to develop pre-disaster policies to mitigate displacement and decrease suffering. Yet, neither the region nor the nation has a consistent and inclusionary process to address risks, raise awareness, or explore options for relocating communities away from environmental risks while seeking out and honoring their values and priorities.”

“Community-Driven Relocation: Recommendations for the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Beyond examines how people and infrastructure relocate and why community input should drive the planning process. This report provides recommendations to guide a path for federal, state, and local policies and programs to improve on and expand existing systems to better serve those most likely to be displaced by climate change.”

Contributor(s): National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Board on Environmental Change and Society; Committee on Population; Committee on Managed Retreat in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region.

(Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. Community-Driven Relocation: Recommendations for the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Beyond. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27213.)

ISBN: 978-0-309-70872-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/27213

© 2024 National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

About ClimaTwin®

ClimaTwin® is a leading climate risk intelligence solution for infrastructure assets and the built environment.

We empower infrastructure stakeholders to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle. By connecting complex climate models and infrastructure digital twins, our solution enables owner-operators, investors, governments, engineers, and other decision-makers to aggregate, visualize, and analyze disparate datasets, revealing site-specific insights at a hyper-local scale. Benefits include 5-10x near-term returns and lifetime cost-avoidance by mitigating risks to systems, services, and societies.

To learn more about climate risk intelligence for your infrastructure assets, please visit www.climatwin.com today.

© 2024 ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin® is a registered trademark of ClimaTwin Corp. ClimaTwin Basic™, ClimaTwin Enterprise™, the ClimaTwin logo, and Climate Risk Intelligence for Infrastructure Digital Twins™ are trademarks of ClimaTwin Corp. All rights reserved.

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Demand for air conditioning to increase, leading to a higher number of cooling degree days

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