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NOAA at NAF: Discussing the Science, Services, People and Partnerships Needed to Build a Climate-Ready Nation 14 October 2022

NOAA at NAF: Discussing the Science, Services, People and Partnerships Needed to Build a Climate-Ready Nation

Held in Baltimore from Oct. 25-27, the event will provide the opportunity for CPO and other NOAA personnel to share knowledge and resources regarding adaptation, and build partnerships.

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.

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