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Video: Harnessing Open Data and Technology for Climate Resilience

By Katie Olson

Open data and geographic information system (GIS) technology play a crucial role in spurring projects that addresses climate change. The open data movement, initiated by presidential advisor John Podesta under President Obama, has democratized information access.

In 2022, the Biden administration collaborated with Esri to release the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA) Portal. The tool serves as a valuable platform for accessing and utilizing open data, empowering communities to make informed decisions and contribute to climate resilience efforts. Podesta emphasizes that private sector projects that are informed by accessible, authoritative data are key to proactively combatting climate change impacts.

Learn more about how state and local governments can achieve sustainable results with the power of geography.

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