Climate change is increasingly an "all hands on deck" kind of problem. We need to marshal everything we can to combat it, whether in reducing emissions or preparing for changes to come, and indeed those that are already here. This website represents our hopes to bring a vast array of new data to the understanding of climate vulnerability and plans to address it -- population and census data.
If you are reading this, you are one of the first members of what we hope will become a community of data users, adaptation practitioners, and policy makers in government, in NGOs, in universities and in communities, trying to tackle the challenge of planning for adaptation with better, more intuitive, more people-targeted, more usable data. Maps and spatial analysis are at the center of this effort, allowing us to bring together different kinds of data and make sense of them in different ways.
We don't know quite yet how this site, and the community we hope will come to it, will unfold over time. Our hope is that this becomes a place for innovation, communication and shared problem-solving. Feedback is encouraged. And so is participation, which is the only way this can become a success.
Thank you for coming!