SE Stern (US) and Minister DeBrum (RMI) after a meeting to discuss their cooperation in addressing the climate concerns of small island developing countries and the US’ recent support of the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership.
Dr. Carmen Boening, Climate Scientist and Oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains how young people can be involved in the fight against climate change from the 19th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-19) in Warsaw, Poland, on November 15, 2013.
In this blog post, Kit Batten, Climate Change Coordinator at USAID, highlights how USAID is confronting global climate change.
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Earlier this year, Secretary Kerry announced that USAID will be able to leverage up to $100 million dollars worth of private sector investment in wind power, solar power, hydropower, and energy efficiency projects in India through USAID’s Development Credit Authority (DCA)
Secretary of State, John Kerry, provides a video message to COP19 attendees during the announcement of the Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (ISFL). The US, Germany, Norway, & UK have pledged approximately $280 million to conserve the world’s forests.
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Following up on our event today, make sure you take a look at the Hurricane Tracker App from @americanredcross.
The app sends weather alerts to your phone, finds the closest open Red Cross shelters, and gives you tons of other useful information on disaster preparedness.
During Hurricane Sandy, the app was widely used — gaining over 32 million views during the storm.
Today at the U.S. Center we have an event from NOAA, HUD, and CEQ on the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy.
This video from Climate.gov, After Sandy: Changes and Choices, touches on many of the topics that will be brought up at today’s event such as preparedness and resilience.
Join us on UStream at 1:30 CET (7:30 ET)!