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Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative addresses the broad issue of increasing the nation’s resilience to disasters. This book defines “national resilience”, describes the state of knowledge about resilience to hazards and disasters, and frames the main issues related to increasing resilience in the United States. It also provide goals, baseline conditions, or performance metrics for national resilience and outlines additional information, data, gaps, and/or obstacles that need to be addressed to increase the nation’s resilience to disasters. Additionally, the book’s authoring committee makes recommendations about the necessary approaches to elevate national resilience to disasters in the United States.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions

pubart-greenbuilding-climateresislienceThis report from the University of Michigan and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) includes regional impact information and building adaptation strategy. For the Southeast U.S. these include: sea-level rise; increased heat-related stresses for people, plants and animals; decreased water availability; and increased damage from higher intensity hurricanes and storm surges.

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Designing for a Resilient America: A Stakeholder Summit on High Performance Resilient Buildings and Related Infrastructure

pubart-designing-for-resilient-america Given the gravity of manmade and natural hazard events of the last decade, designing buildings that not only offer resistance, but continue to function after a catastrophic event, are significant challenges to government and the building industry. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) has recommended better understanding of the role of design and construction in infrastructure resilience.

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Timeline PhotosMeet the panelists: Rural Climate Justice Livestream

Just last month, a winter storm wreaked havoc in Texas and other southeastern U.S. states. What did it revealed about public health, housing, energy, and economic and climate justice?

The Rural Assembly, The Daily Yonder, and Southerly are pleased to bring the following journalists and experts together March 30 to dig into these questions:

* Amal Ahmed, journalist with Texas Observer

* John Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Public Partnership & Outreach and the Director of Texas Target Communities at Texas A&M University

* Dr. Tim Callaghan, evaluation director for the Southwest Rural Health Research Center, Texas A&M University

* Lyndsey Gilpin, founder and editor of Southerly Magazine

Register to join them: https://ruralassembly.org/rural-climate-justice-livestream/
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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Information, Data, and Tools to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Underserved Communities
    Date: April 16, 2021
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    COVID inoculation rates in U.S. minority communities are dismal, hovering around 8%. They are currently eight times higher in white communities. Studies show that causes include misinformation about vaccine effectiveness and safety, lack of…

  • Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Impacts
    Date: April 16, 2021
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    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing hosted in coordination with the National Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council (national partners with the Energy Efficiency for All…

  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience: The Road to COP26
    Date: April 19, 2021
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    Raising Global Ambition to Address Climate Impacts

    The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to join us for a briefing on raising global ambition to fund and implement climate adaptation…

  • Investing in Clean Energy Jobs and Lifting Up All Americans: A Conversation with Gina McCarthy
    Date: April 19, 2021
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    Join White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, World Resources Institute, the Blue Green Alliance, AFL-CIO, Ørsted and E2 on April 19 for a lively conversation about the urgent need for big investments in our…

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