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.

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.

White House launches new portal to help U.S. communities assess exposure to climate hazards 8 September 2022

White House launches new portal to help U.S. communities assess exposure to climate hazards

The White House, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jointly launched a new website, titled The Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA), to help communities across the nation analyze their exposure to a range of climate- related hazards and use this information to apply for federal funds to support climate resiliency projects for their communities.

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges 22 July 2022

SCIPP, a NOAA RISA team, to host a webinar on Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges

This virtual webinar, titled Climate and Infrastructure Funding: A Conversation on Justice Opportunities and Challenges, will bring individuals together from different sectors to identify environmental justice funding and capacity-building resources for disaster resilience when implementing community-led projects.

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Issues Recommendations on Climate Services for COVID-19 1 July 2022

World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Issues Recommendations on Climate Services for COVID-19

The role of climate and weather in understanding, predicting, and reducing the impact of COVID-19 is not well understood. This summary highlights both operational and research recommendations for meteorological services around the world to more effectively provide services that support COVID response and recovery.

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