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Getting it Right on Climate Resilience

By Lisa Goddard, IRI Director For many parts of the world, especially in developing countries, no early warning systems exist for storms or floods. No decision-support systems provide regular or timely information for farmers that depend on seasonal rains. The impacts are broad – this century has already seen a million deaths and $1.7 trillion […]

8 Ways We Can Strengthen Development and Increase Climate Resilience

Today, President Obama announced a new executive order that will help vulnerable nations around the world be more resilient to climate and disasters.  Climate variability and change pose a set of serious risks and challenges, but as the President highlighted, we can be better equipped to overcome them. For nearly two decades, the International Research […]