Local communities are already experiencing dire effects caused by climate change that are expected to increase in frequency, intensity, duration, and type. Public concern about climate-related challenges is increasing, available information and resources on climate risks are expanding, and cities across the country and the globe are developing approaches to and experience with measures for mitigating climate impacts. Building and sustaining local capacities for climate resilience requires both resilient physical and social infrastructure systems and inclusive, resilient communities.
At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience provides guidance for active and ongoing efforts to move science and data into action and to enable and empower applied research that will strengthen capacities for hazard mitigation and resilience in communities, across the nation, and around the world.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26261.
|Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used||5-32|
|Appendix A: Committee Member Biographical Sketches||33-36|
|Appendix B: Agenda||37-38|
|Appendix C: Panelist Biographical Sketches||39-44|
|Appendix D: Discussion Questions for Panelists||45-46|
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