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Fighting the Climate Crisis Together

Building a sustainable future using GIS

Climate change impacts us globally—what happens in one location happens everywhere. From declining air quality to rising sea levels, diminishing biodiversity, and shifting populations, these environmental crises come in many forms. But through our individual and collective actions, we can create sustainable solutions that make a positive impact on the world. Business and government leaders who need to understand the impacts of climate change rely on climate risk analytics and geographic information system (GIS) technology from Esri. They are building actionable climate change solutions using location intelligence and GIS based on detailed risk analysis and response.

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Prioritizing science and technology

At Esri, our priority and focus have always been to support our users' important global work with a commitment to science, sustainability, and positive change. Using GIS technology, we help businesses and governments preserve and grow green space. For over 50 years, we've been committed to the conservation of our planet and invested in solutions that help protect it and advocate for its care. Our goal is to create a sustainable future. We believe that technology and modern analytical tools help build climate action plans.

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Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation

Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation integrates authoritative data to help local governments see their exposure to climate-related hazards.

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Ecosystem Science for Global Restoration

Global ecological restoration is crucial in the fight against climate change. Explore earth's biogeography with Tom Crowther, professor at ETH Zürich.

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Stories about climate change

Learn how scientists, policy makers, developers, engineers, and many others have used GIS technology to better understand the monumental challenges of addressing climate change


Read the Forrester Report

Discover how GIS helps leaders meet their climate goals using geospatial tools and make smarter decisions for the planet

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ArcGIS lessons for climate change, impact, and adaptation

ArcGIS lessons for climate change, impact, and adaptation

Esri UK and the Met Office have created ArcGIS lessons to help students and the public learn how GIS analysis applies to measuring climate change impact and adaptation.

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How location intelligence can help combat the climate crisis

How location intelligence can help combat the climate crisis

Through partnerships and open data sharing with authoritative federal sources, Esri provides predictive analysis data on various weather-related risks, as well as live feeds of incident data.

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GIS for Climate

GIS for Climate

Access data and apply spatial analysis to understand patterns of change and risk through the GIS Climate site created and maintained by Esri. Sites created with ArcGIS Hub help you organize people, data, and tools to accomplish initiatives and goals.

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Climate Change Indicators

Climate Change Indicators

A story map from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows a selection of just some of the changes that are currently occurring due to climate change.

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Download the climate action ebook

Discover how organizations such as the UN World Food Programme, National Audubon Society, CAL FIRE, City of Los Angeles, and E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation are using GIS to take action against extreme heat, drought, wildfire, flooding, and biodiversity loss.