National Partnership for Resilience (NPfR) - Advancing the Application and Use of Climate Data and Information

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015: 9:45 AM
222A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Mary M. Glackin, Glackin and Associates, Washington, DC

Businesses and communities need timely, credible, and actionable information to adapt to a changing climate, manage risks, and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Supporting these businesses and communities requires public, private, academic, and nonprofit organizations to work together to understand decision maker needs, exploit existing knowledge and information, expand the collective knowledge of climate and adaptation science, and develop new capabilities. The National Partnership for Resilience (“the Partnership”) is being designed to foster communication and collaboration among the many organizations working to enhance resilience of businesses and communities impacted by a changing climate. From individual decisions such as which house to buy, to multinational corporations' investment strategies, the Partnership will strive to foster an accessible and capable marketplace for climate information and resources that is driven by the needs of the user.

The Partnership is employing strategies to enhance national resilience through improved access and use of data, tools and resources to address climate-related risks. In particular, increasing communication and opportunities to collaborate across the public-private sectors are considered essential to stimulate the market for climate services. Early collaborative opportunities being explored are developing and documenting solid business cases for actions promoting resilience. The Partnership's unique role of promoting engagement across these sectors would result in a public-private-academic enterprise capable of supporting solid business investments in resilience; more effective data, information, and tools; and valuable feedback to scientists to guide research and development.

This presentation will provide a status of the Partnership, identify on-going efforts and highlight opportunities for engagement.