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Climate Program Office staff contribute to new report on Nature-Based Solutions published for the National Climate Task Force 10 November 2022

Climate Program Office staff contribute to new report on Nature-Based Solutions published for the National Climate Task Force

The Biden-Harris Administration released the Nature-Based Solutions Roadmap, an outline of strategic recommendations to put America on a path that will unlock the full potential of nature-based solutions to address climate change, nature loss, and inequity. This marks the first time the U.S. has developed a strategy to scale up nature-based solutions.

Carolinas CAP/RISA Researchers Featured in PBS NC's State of Change Series 10 November 2022

Carolinas CAP/RISA Researchers Featured in PBS NC's State of Change Series

Carolinas CAP/RISA researchers were featured prominently in PBS NC's State of Change series for their research on urban heat and sunny day flooding in North Carolina communities.

Three NOAA CAP/RISA teams co-developed the Climate Hazard and Mitigation Planning (CHaMP) tool 3 November 2022

Three NOAA CAP/RISA teams co-developed the Climate Hazard and Mitigation Planning (CHaMP) tool

This online tool aims to communicate potential vulnerabilities to the public and authorities responsible for allocating resources for hazard mitigation activities, and help local hazard mitigation, infrastructure, and land use planners integrate climate information into their hazard mitigation and other planning efforts.

Pacific RISA, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, co-lead investigator Laura Brewington organizes the first Pacific Ecological Security Conference (PESC) 3 November 2022

Pacific RISA, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, co-lead investigator Laura Brewington organizes the first Pacific Ecological Security Conference (PESC)

Laura Brewington, co-lead investigator for Pacific RISA, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, organized the Pacific Ecological Security Conference (PESC) to discuss the threat of climate change and invasive species in the Pacific Region.

CAP/RISA Puerto Rico Climate Adaptation Specialist Wanda Crespo-Acevedo records podcast on climate change 3 November 2022

CAP/RISA Puerto Rico Climate Adaptation Specialist Wanda Crespo-Acevedo records podcast on climate change

Wanda Crespo-Acevedo, a CAP/RISA Climate Adaptation Specialist, is interviewed by podcast UrbanaPlanifica on climate change and its impact on Puerto Rico.

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