Inclusive Climate Resilience Strategies in the US
GSMA released a report that examines the inclusive climate resilience strategies and assesses the gaps in the early warning systems (EWS) for climate-related hazards in the US. The report further pinpoints examples of mobile and digital interventions used at the community level in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) that could help underserved and vulnerable groups become more resilient to climate-related disasters. Some of the key findings of the report are that socially vulnerable groups are the most affected by climate-related risks and disasters and the EWS at the community level are not as robust as national systems. Additionally, the report provides specific recommendations for closing the identified gaps to strengthen EWS in the US: 1) co-design EWS with communities to strengthen communication, dissemination, and response capability; 2) investigate opportunities to leverage multi-channel EWS communication to reach a wider group of users and improve users’ responses to messages; 3) strengthen multi-language EWS messaging; and 4) engage partners in educating customers about WEA and local opt-in alert and warning systems.