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Webinar:Building digital tools at the boundary of climate science, security, and action

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 11:30

Tuesday, September 25, 2018. 11:30 AM. Webinar:Building digital tools at the boundary of climate science, security, and action. Denice Ross, New America and David White, Arizona State University. Sponsored by New America. Registration Here.

Complex interactions between demographic change, changing standards of living, new technologies, and increasing demands on natural resources are raising the risks to global security and prosperity. Climate change, in particular, means unprecedented shifts in the risk factors for conflict, social unrest, and forced migration.

Digital tools–especially interactive decision support models and data visualizations–hold great promise for helping governments, NGOs, businesses, and other organizations better understand, anticipate, and plan for today’s dynamic human security environment. However, research conducted by New America’s Phase Zero Project found that even the best tools in this space often fall short of their aspirations to turn data into action.

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