Data for Climate Risk Assessment in Vulnerable Communities

June 21, 2021

Data for Climate Risk Assessment in Vulnerable Communities

As climate change is beginning to have devastating local and regional impacts, policymakers, researchers, and communities are gathering as much data as they can about physical climate hazards and vulnerability to climate change. With increasing climate risk, communities will need to follow best practices for risk assessment and tailor them to their local circumstances.

The nonprofit Center for Open Data Enterprise (CODE) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are co-hosting this Webinar as part of a project exploring ways to integrate data from disparate sources, share best practices, and create actionable knowledge for decision makers trying to assess the impacts of climate change and build resilience in their communities. Speakers from NOAA, the Department of Commerce, Amazon, First Street Foundation, and others will share their insights on using data to assess and manage climate risk. They will describe high-value data on climate hazard and community vulnerability, spotlight communities that have developed successful climate risk assessment plans and strategies, and identify Federal initiatives to support these efforts.

CODE’s work on this project is supported by the Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative and Amazon Web Services.

Featured Speakers:
* Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
* Benjamin Friedman, Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
* Ko Barrett, Senior Advisor for Climate, NOAA Research
* Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County, Florida
* Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer, First Street Foundation
* Dave Levy, Vice President for U.S. Government, Nonprofit and Healthcare Businesses, Amazon Web Services
* Ana Pinheiro Privette, Lead, Amazon Sustainability Data Initiative
* Krystal Laymon, Deputy Director for Climate Resilience, Council on Environmental Quality