“We define resilience as the ability to prepare for, respond, adapt to and thrive in adverse climate conditions.”
GJM will aggregate data on adverse climate events that have occurred and that are likely to occur, including extreme weather events such as hurricanes, floods, extreme heat, droughts, wet days and people affected. In partnership with space technologists and GIS specialists, GJM will be positioned to help local communities better protect their environmental ecosystems
GJM will gather data on factors relating to unemployment rates, youth unemployment, debt, income inequality, urban vs. rural employment, market losses from extreme weather, level of informal economy, participation of vulnerable populations in local GDP
GJM will focus on data relating to the availability, quality, containment, inventory, reliability, mobility and reduced environmental impact of the critical infrastructure that supports water, energy, transportation and communication systems.
These factors support the economic, health, social, environmental, and cultural standards of a country. They includes academic institutions, healthcare facilities, government services (including parks, policy, emergency services), business improvement districts, civic organizations and community services
This category of data includes social & demographic factors relating to age, gender, ethnicity, % living below poverty line, urbanization rates, health factors, special communication needs, independence/mobility, transportation access, cohesiveness of social networks/connections, access to resources. It intersects with economic factors including empowerment of local populations and employment in vulnerable industrial sectors.
This category of factors enables GJM to measure and rank governance capacity (ethics, civil society participation, climate and resilience planning, disaster response capacity). It also measures stability factors including social tension and incidences of civil unrest or instability.
“Going slow on climate action is the same as losing” Bill McKibben
Resilient people build resilient communities, businesses and governments