Tagged with Risk Communication

Global Health Risk Framework: Resilient and Sustainable Health Systems to Respond to Global Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Workshop Summary

National Academies Press http://bit.ly/1qiObWy Since the 2014 Ebola outbreak many public- and private-sector leaders have seen a need for improved management of global public health emergencies. The effects of the Ebola epidemic go well beyond the three hardest-hit countries and beyond the health sector. Education, child protection, commerce, transportation, and human rights have all suffered. … Continue reading

Government Not Pushing Companies to Disclose Climate Change-related Risk

Supply Chain Risks: SEC’s Plans to Determine If Additional Action Is Needed on Climate-Related Disclosure Have Evolved Government Accountability Office http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-211 [From an E&E News PM article by Amanda Reilly, sub. req’d] Assessing companies’ climate change disclosures has dropped in priority at the Securities and Exchange Commission… Largely because of the financial reform law, the … Continue reading

Website Assesses Climate Change Risk Disclosure by Fossil Fuel Companies

SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search Ceres http://bit.ly/1GAwgSt [Environmental Leader] Ceres has launched a search tool that allows users to access water risk disclosures in company filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC Sustainability Disclosure Search tool allows users to find disclosures in 4,500 US companies’ annual filings relating to water availability, scarcity, quality, … Continue reading

Dangerous and Close: Fracking Near Pennsylvania’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Penn Environment | Frontier Group / by Elizabeth Ridlington, et al. http://bit.ly/1M8XQTn [Pittsburgh City Paper] A new report released this week warns that fracking is creeping closer to “vulnerable populations,” including school-aged children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. The PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center announced its report “Dangerous and Close,” which draws attention … Continue reading

Regional Disaster Response Coordination to Support Health Outcomes: Summary of a Workshop Series

National Academy Press http://bit.ly/1DIhs0A When disaster strikes, it rarely impacts just one jurisdiction. Many catastrophic disaster plans include support from neighboring jurisdictions that likely will not be available in a regional disaster. Bringing multiple stakeholders together from sectors that do not routinely work with each other can augment a response to a disaster, but can … Continue reading

NOAA’s Ocean Data Explorer Provides Real-time Information on Acidification Levels and CO2 Concentrations

US NOAA, Integrated Ocean Observing System Program (IOOS) http://www2.ipacoa.org/ (Pacific Region Ocean Acidification Data Portal) http://www2.ipacoa.org/Explorer (Pacific Region Ocean Acidification Explorer) http://portal.aoos.org/alaska-statewide.php# (Tutorial and Links to Alaska Data Portals) http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/video_playlist.html (Video Playlist) [IOOS Ocean Acidification Program homepage]  The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program focuses on monitoring the changes in the ocean chemistry, researching potential effects on … Continue reading

Global CO2 Threat Level Indicator

Climate-Knowledge and Innovation Communities (Climate-KIC) http://co2.climate-kic.org/ [Tech Times]  The Global CO2 Threat Level Indicator allows users to monitor carbon dioxide levels worldwide, utilizing a simple online meter. Changes through time are also vividly displayed. Climate-KIC has created the monitoring system, which allows users to see how fast levels are rising. They hope that such a graphic … Continue reading