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Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator, presents at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) event during Climate Week in New York City 29 September 2022

Frank Niepold, NOAA’s Climate Education Coordinator, presents at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) event during Climate Week in New York City

CEE’s Frank Niepold showcased the Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) Hub as an example of regional collaboration with the UNFCCC process that aims to accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

CEE’S Frank Niepold advances climate literacy and empowerment at the 2022 Global Futures Conference during Climate Week in New York City 29 September 2022

CEE’S Frank Niepold advances climate literacy and empowerment at the 2022 Global Futures Conference during Climate Week in New York City

The conference, convened from September 20-22, provided an opportunity for the community to shape the 10 ‘must-have’ outcomes and ‘must-do’ actions that can accelerate the necessary transformations to a safe, just and habitable planet for all by governments, corporations and multilateral institutions.

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.

CEE supporting rollout of annual State of the Climate report on August 31 25 August 2022

CEE supporting rollout of annual State of the Climate report on August 31

These high-quality graphics allow climate findings to reach wider audiences, supporting the office's and agency's goals of building public climate literacy.

Steps to Resilience for FEMA and Council of State Community Development Agencies 25 August 2022

Steps to Resilience for FEMA and Council of State Community Development Agencies

CPO's Climate Resilience Toolkit team is supporting efforts by FEMA and the Council of State Community Development Agencies to improve national climate resilience.

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About the Climate Program Office

The Climate Program Office (CPO) manages competitive research programs in which NOAA funds high-priority climate science, assessments, decision support research, outreach, education, and capacity-building activities designed to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, and to foster the application of this knowledge in risk management and adaptation efforts.  CPO-supported research is conducted in regions across the United States, at national and international scales, and globally.  Learn more...

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