Resources for Sustainability: Exploring NOAA U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
While the future for renewable energy is bright, climate change will still impact regions across the world in a variety of ways—building resilience based on working models will help cope with effects.
Sustainability initiatives are being embraced all over the world. From communities that pursue energy supplies with 100% renewable energy, to detailed outlook reports that highlight critical discussions around reaching future goals amidst a variety of challenges, an increasing amount of attention is given to building models for success. However, despite all efforts to implement a flourishing Triple Bottom Line for communities, much work remains in dealing with consequences of climate change, such as debilitating drought conditions.
With the aim to empower communities’ energy, food, fuel, and water supplies, Team Gemini mainly pursue the implementation of its decentralized, closed-loop project models that use industry-relevant technologies to create and maintain sustainable communities. Waste is eliminated and processed into usable resources, and precious supplies of otherwise limited inputs are conserved, recycled, or otherwise refined for beneficial use. With the right combination of options and infrastructure, this approach can create and maintain a 100% sustainable energy and resource-creation system.
In this Resources for Sustainability article, we outline the primary categories of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit for ease of browsing, with appropriate links to additional media and contents. This toolkit features a variety of resources that helpfully complement other publications, such as the well-documented 2014 National Climate Assessment.
Adapting to new climate conditions may require developing new expertise. Decision makers across the nation are using data and tools to confront their climate hazards, identify vulnerabilities, and reduce their risks from the impacts of climate variability and change.
-Steps to Resilience framework
-Easy-to-understand topic narratives
-Links to authoritative reports, regional experts, and training courses
-Climate Explorer visualization tool
Neighborhoods, businesses, and other communities can use this framework to discover and document their local climate hazards, then develop workable solutions to lower their risk.
Explore case studies to see how people are building resilience for their businesses and in their communities. Click dots on the map below to preview case studies, or browse all case studies by clicking the button below the map.
Looking for climate data? Need to compile a Climate Vulnerability Assessment or Adaptation Plan? Our catalog of more than 200 digital tools can help you take steps to build resilience, from engaging a community to developing a climate action plan.
For a full listing of Team Gemini sustainability tools and resources, please visit our resources page at http://teamgemini.us/resources/.