The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce the release of the newest National Academies report from the Resilient America Program: Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used. This report was informed by the National Academies’ May 25, 2021 workshop on “Motivating Local Action to Address Climate Impacts and Build Resilience,” which you registered for or attended, and indicated interest in receiving follow-up information from the workshop.
Motivating Local Climate Adaptation and Strengthening Resilience: Making Local Data Trusted, Useful, and Used
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 FEMA, 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.
This report was produced by the Committee on Applied research topics for Hazard Mitigation and Resilience. A companion report from the same committee, Enhancing Community Resilience through Social Capital and Connectedness: Stronger Together!, was released in May 2021.