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Countries's vulnerability and resilience to climate change and other global challenges

There’s a growing, global movement to make human communities and ecosystems more resilient to climate extreme impacts. The University of Notre Dame (United States) lauched a program called Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN). It's a movement rooted in the power of data, grounded in science-based evidence and driven by a mission of “Science Serving Society.” to be considered by corporations, governments and civil societies in addressing resource constraints, inadequate infrastructure, droughts, superstorms, migration, fire, civil conflicts and other global challenges that are exacerbated by the changing climate. One of the conclusions by researchers at Notre Dame is that that people living in the least developed countries have 10 times more chance of being affected by a climate disaster than those in wealthy countries, world's biggest CO2 emitters (recalling here one of our most viewed posts). ND-GAIN data show it will take over 100 years for lower income countries to reach the resiliency of richer countries. Click below to nagivate the ND-GAIN work, including Country Index, Urban Adaptation Assessment and Adaptation in Action.


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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

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Madame Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) Chemist & physicist. French, born Polish.

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