climate resilience Archives - State of the Planet

Adapting to our Warming Planet Despite our Dysfunctional Congress

The renewable energy transition has begun, but it will not happen rapidly. In the meantime, we need to invest in infrastructure and other measures that will enable human settlements to withstand the impact of extreme weather and recover from the damage that inevitably comes.

by |October 2, 2023
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How Can Digital Payments Improve Climate Resilience and Disaster Response?

Panelists, including Columbia Climate School’s Lisa Dale, discussed the role that mobile payments can play in response to climate change at a United Nations side event.

by Kayley Beard |July 26, 2023

Avoiding Environmental Panic

People are experiencing the climate crisis firsthand, and it is changing their understanding of how the world works. The crisis is real, but so, too, is our determination to address it.

by |July 24, 2023

Paying the Costs of Climate Resilience

We need a stronger and more resilient built environment to withstand the rains, wind, heat, and cold of climate-accelerated extreme weather events.

by |July 17, 2023
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State Legislatures Continue to Enact Disaster Policies in 2023

States have already filed at least 103 bills related to disaster resilience. Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness reports on what has been achieved so far.

by Lucia Bragg, Abigail Menendez, Gillian McBride |June 12, 2023

“Urgency. Gravity. Hope.” World’s Top Climate Report Highlights Dire Need for Climate Action

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s assessment report issues catastrophic warning if immediate climate action is not taken by governments across the globe.

by |March 23, 2023
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Digital Innovation Harnesses Power of Real-time Weather Data

A new tool is helping national meteorological services and regional climate centers across Africa harness real-time weather data for decision-making in agriculture.

by Amanda Grossi and Francesco Fiondella |February 6, 2023

New Trainings Will Lead the Way on Climate Resilience and Equitable Disaster Response

With a $1.5 million grant from FEMA, Columbia Climate School’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness will create and deliver trainings on climate resilience with a focus on equity for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency managers.

by |January 30, 2023
2023 total bills by state

What Climate Resilience Policies Are in Store for State Legislatures in 2023?

States have already filed at least 39 bills related to disaster resilience. Here, a closer look at what they focus on.

by Lucia Bragg |January 11, 2023
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Thalia Balkaran: Working to Protect Children in the Caribbean From Disasters

Balkaran is helping communities in the Caribbean to develop disaster preparedness plans that focus on some of their most vulnerable residents: children.

by |March 8, 2022