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Resilient Hospitals: Using Climate Data for Better Healthcare Planning

Resilient Hospitals: Using Climate Data for Better Healthcare Planning

A busy medical ward is the last place you want the lights to go out in the event of a hurricane, flood or extreme weather event. These are also the conditions that can drive surges of patients to emergency rooms for treatment at a rate that can […]

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Insights in Resilience: Climate Change and Human Health

Insights in Resilience: Climate Change and Human Health

The healthcare sector is often the first to witness the impacts of poor air quality, extreme weather patterns and other climate related hazards that impact the health of their community. From heat waves to floods and exposure to rapidly spreading vector borne illnesses like malaria, lyme disease and more […]

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Insights in Resilience: Local Government and Adaptation

Insights in Resilience: Local Government and Adaptation

We reached out to Aleka Seville, our Director of Community Adaptation, and asked her about what makes a resilient community. Aleka’s responses speak to the intersections between public planning, hazard response, and the measuring and reporting the effectiveness of adaptation solutions. Learn more about how we are partnering […]

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From Data to Action: Climate Adaptation in 2015

From Data to Action: Climate Adaptation in 2015

I remember 2014 as the year of climate science. The unfolding of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, and, in the US, the publication of the National Climate Assessment and the first Risky Business report brought to new levels our collective understanding of how devastating climate change would be for […]

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COP21: Climate Adaptation in the Paris Agreement

COP21: Climate Adaptation in the Paris Agreement

At the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris, France, 196 countries reached a landmark climate change agreement, which for the first time puts in place a regular, iterative process for evaluating progress and […]

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Do Federal Agencies Address Climate Risk in the Supply Chain?

Do Federal Agencies Address Climate Risk in the Supply Chain?

The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report on how federal agencies are identifying, evaluating and addressing the impacts of climate change on their supply chains and suppliers. Current efforts to build resilience in federal agencies The report set out to identify the key […]

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Capturing the Business Risks of Climate Change

Capturing the Business Risks of Climate Change

Climate change presents real challenges and costs for business operations. Both large and small organizations are susceptible to liability costs and direct disruption of their operations from extreme weather, rising global temperatures, and the climate change. Solutions do exist to help monetize and prioritize adaptation and resilience […]

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The “Tragedy of The Horizon:” the Economic Risk of Global Warming

The “Tragedy of The Horizon:” the Economic Risk of Global Warming

On September 29th, Mark Carney, recently appointed Governor of the Bank of England, gave a speech on the risks of climate change to financial stability at a Lloyd’s insurance event. Carney referred to climate change as the “tragedy of the horizon,” citing outcomes like the impact of […]

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Can we prepare better? Managing risk in a context of uncertainty

Can we prepare better? Managing risk in a context of uncertainty

On October 3rd, the Obama administration declared a state of emergency in South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin, which dumped a foot and a half of rain in approximately 24 hours on the Carolinas, caused floods from New Jersey to Georgia and sunk cargo ship El […]

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Climate Week NYC: The Quest for Climate Wisdom

Climate Week NYC: The Quest for Climate Wisdom

Climate Week NYC always reminds me of a scavenger hunt. You have to make your way across the city, oblivious and buzzing, from one event to the other, sometime literally searching for the right building or event venue – but once you find it, a new world […]

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