The year 2020 saw a record 22 events associated with weather or climate-induced losses that exceeded $1 billion along with a global pandemic unmatched by scale in over a century.
These events harm individuals, families, communities, and the entire country, create significant economic impacts, and exacerbate societal tensions.
Making local data trusted, useful, and used can help communities build resilience in the face of these threats and hazards.
A new report from the Resilient America initiative of the National Academy of Sciences identifies key topics within this framework that applied researchers can focus on as we look to strengthen capacities for hazard mitigation and resilience across the nation and around the world.
Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used explores three important applied research topics within the natural hazard mitigation and resilience realm:
- Co-production of stakeholder-friendly data and useful information for local communities;
- Development of integrated local approaches to strengthening climate adaptation and resilience; and
- Building trust in data, information, processes, and partners for climate action