A curated collection of open access resources, reports, and climate change datasets for planners and researchers.
For practicing planners, Open Climate is intended to function as a decision support tool, where cities of similar size, climatic characteristics, development trajectories, or demographic composition can easily locate successful (or unsuccessful) approaches to both mitigation and adaption strategies.
For researchers, Open Climate provides access to a curated list of primary and secondary data sets, scientific reports, and analytic tools. It also provides a forum to connect leading ideas with those who can take action through policy and intervention.
Planning for climate change is a complex task that requires access to case studies, different kinds of data, competencies, and knowledge in order to effectively plan for both mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to present or future climatic changes. Both the science and the practice of climate change planning is rapidly evolving, where best practices and state-of-the-art climate science is frequently outdated or obsolete within just a few years. This section explores mitigation objectives, adaption actions, synergies or conflicts, and any trade-off from the proposed action.
Find Built Environment case studies addressing resilience, vulnerability, hazards, risk, uncertainty, and urban strategies.
Find Energy case studies addressing resilience, vulnerability, hazards, risk, uncertainty, and urban strategies.
Find published, best-practice resources addressing transportation, and case studies addressing resilience, vulnerability, hazards, risk, uncertainty, and urban strategies.
Find case studies on natural systems that address resilience, vulnerability, hazards, risk, uncertainty, and urban strategies.
Find relevant climate change datasets related to climate change, and links to external data sources here. Have or know of a dataset that we're missing? Contact us.
Find others who are facing similar challenges, a summary of current activities and user notes regarding mitigation and adaptation strategies around the globe.
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For more information or to learn more about how to participate, you can e-mail us at:
Patrick Driscoll, Ph.D. Fellow
The Danish Centre for Environmental Assessment
Director, Parsons Institute for Information Mapping
New York, US