USGCRP’s coordinated federal climate resilience enterprise supports individuals and communities across the U.S.

USGCRP’s coordinated federal climate resilience enterprise supports individuals and communities across the U.S.

Organizer: 
Fred Lipschultz
US Global Change Research Program
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 2
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Building resilience requires assembling a diverse range of data, information, and knowledge while working closely with many different stakeholders, actors, and decision-makers. This session will highlight the suite of coordinated activities that the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has developed to support resilience. Starting with the National Climate Assessment, practitioners, policy-makers, and citizens can gain information on the range of potential threats and impacts associated with climate change, as well as adaptation actions planned and underway across the Nation. As part of the assessment process, scenario storylines were developed (comprising coordinated climate, population, sea-level, and land-use datasets) to explore three different potential climate futures for impact or vulnerability assessments and planning. Further knowledge can be sought using the Climate Resilience Toolkit and its Climate Explorer tool, both of which derive from, and build on, the NCA. Communities seeking connections with local and national subject matter experts to interpret climate risks and point to relevant tools can participate in the Resilience Dialogues. The experts, in turn, can utilize other components of the resilience enterprise. Finally, decision-makers can conduct customized analyses using the open-source Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness platform that permits fusing locally-relevant datasets with commonly shared datasets from Federal and other partners to create ‘dashboards’ with custom graphics to embed in reports and websites. And underpinning the entire enterprise is a Global Change Information System (GCIS) that provides the strongest possible provenance for these linked components. Attendees will learn how to utilize these Federal coordinated resources for their needs.

Presentations

USGCRP’s coordinated federal climate resilience enterprise and scenario storylines.
Fred Lipschultz, USGCRP
Using the Climate Resilience Toolkit and Climate Explorer tool to build community resilience
David Herring, NOAA
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness platform: open-access to data and tools to create resilience dashboards
Laura Satkowski, Future Earth
Working with Subject Matter Experts via the Resilience Dialogue process.
Sarah Zerbonne, USGCRP