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Climate Specialist Rick Thoman with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, co-authors NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2022

Rick Thoman co-authors the 2022 NOAA Arctic Report Card that reveals shifts in Arctic seasons, widespread disturbance, and the value of diverse observations.

CAP/RISA and AdSci are the focus of the third installment of the Extreme Heat Risk Webinar series, “Decision Support Research on Climate-Sensitive Health Risks”

The NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) Climate and Societal Interaction (CSI) division’s results of their heat related projects are highlighted in the third webinar in the series.

WWA, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, presents webinar “Climate change and the water cycle: Call for public comment on the draft Fifth National Climate Assessment”

The Western Water Assessment’s (WWA), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, Liz Payton presents highlights and a Q&A for the draft water chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment.

CAP/RISA briefs Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Climate Change Professionals

his presentation communicated the goals and structure of the CAP/RISA program, presented tools and recent accomplishments of relevance to the DHS mission, and discussed opportunities for them to learn more about CPO’s climate work.

ACCAP, a NOAA CAP/RISA, awards small grants to four statewide and regional non-profit organizations

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, has awarded small grants to four statewide and regional non-profit organizations to enhance capacity for resilience and climate adaptation in Alaska Native communities.

CCRUN, a NOAA CAP/RISA team, presents a webinar titled “The Passive House Network: a building methodology for drastically reducing energy use and climate warming emissions in the built environment.”

The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast’s (CCRUN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, invites Ken Levenson, Executive Director of The Passive House, to discuss their dedication to sustainable building development and reduction of energy use and climate warming emissions in the build environment.

Credit: NBS Roadmap Report

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.

Credit: CHaMP

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.

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