Climate change disproportionately affects the most vulnerable populations who are the least prepared to plan for unanticipated stresses. In our approach, we are committed to improving policies and decision-making based on comprehensive climate information, while increasing the resiliency of the most vulnerable to withstand and recover from shocks. Using improved tools to capture and analyze data, we help partners adapt to the “new normal” while also supporting mitigation efforts to address the root causes of climate change.
Connecting Space to Village
Science, satellites, and information technology are transforming how countries manage critical development challenges such as climate resilience and environmental management.
Helping Indonesian Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change
In Indonesia, coastal communities must adapt to climate change and remediate destructive fishing practices to protect millions of jobs and the country’s economy.
Smart Innovations to Protect the Environment in Colombia
In Colombia, the government, local communities, and the private sector have collaborated to mitigate climate change and conserve biodiversity.
News: Delving into Social and Behavior Change at the #SBCCSummit
Intractable development challenges demand solutions that shift norms, change behaviors, and amplify the voices of those who have the most at stake. Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) make these solutions possible. At the 2018 International SBCC Summit — Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works? — global practitioners convene to explore what works…
Compounded Impacts of Climate Change: Emerging Health Risks to the World’s Most Vulnerable Populations
This post originally appeared on Climatelinks. The direct consequences of climate variability and change on the health of vulnerable populations are fairly well established, but there is emerging evidence that the indirect consequences are just as insidious, detrimental, and widespread. Which populations are the most vulnerable? Those who may be more susceptible to disease, have preexisting health conditions,…
Feeling the Heat: How Climate Change is Affecting Global Health
It is early November and I glance at my phone to check the daily forecast. It is a balmy 79 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington, D.C. — unusually warm so late in the year, but noticeably more commonplace in recent years. According to data gathered by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2016 was the…