Climate Risk Areas Initiative News

NOAA and the State Department Sign Agreement to Support Vulnerable Small Island Communities 28 September 2021

NOAA and the State Department Sign Agreement to Support Vulnerable Small Island Communities

The newly formalized partnership will advance NOAA’s mission and, in parallel, provide critical technical support and scientific underpinnings for U.S. foreign policy, diplomacy, and national security endeavors related to climate.

CPO and Partners Launch Webinar Series on the Science of Precipitation and How to Plan for its Changing Future 6 September 2021

CPO and Partners Launch Webinar Series on the Science of Precipitation and How to Plan for its Changing Future

Participants will learn about some of the considerations and methods for working with available precipitation science and information to advance resilience planning.

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts 15 June 2021

New Study Models Users’ Trust in Drought Forecasts

The findings show how users’ trust in drought forecasts significantly influences the way the information is integrated with their existing knowledge.

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions 15 June 2021

NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Among First Round of Ocean Decade Endorsed Actions

The Project will harness the expertise of multiple U.S. agencies and partners to advance the development of tools, approaches, and capacity for integrating coastal blue carbon, such as seagrasses and mangroves, in the preparation of national greenhouse gas inventories in select developing countries. 

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet 27 April 2021

CPO Produces NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project Briefing Sheet

The NOAA Blue Carbon Inventory Project addresses the nexus of climate, ecosystems and the human communities that depend on them, and provides opportunities to explore co-benefits for mitigation and adaptation. The effort also demonstrates how NOAA can work across line offices and the U.S. government agency community to share scientific, technical, and stewardship knowledge and experience with other countries

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