🌊Imagine… A Pacific Future with Resilient and Equitable Communities: 🌊
💡 Imagined Endstate:
The Pacific region has successfully participated in the Community Disaster Resilience Zones program, which provides priority access to federal funds for climate resilience and mitigation projects for the most at-risk and in-need communities. The region has fostered a culture of solidarity, cooperation, and partnership, where all stakeholders work together to ensure the resilience and equity of the communities.
Griswold, A. (2024). What could FEMA’s new disaster resilience zones mean for communities? Smart Cities Dive.
💥 What’s the Big Deal:
The article by Griswold (2024) reveals that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated 483 Community Disaster Resilience Zones across the nation, based on the National Risk Index and the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool.🌴The zones will have priority access to federal funds for climate resilience and mitigation projects, as well as potential private and philanthropic investments. The article also discusses the challenges and opportunities of the program, such as the risk of green gentrification, the need for community engagement, and the potential for regional collaboration.
Resilience and equity are key challenges for the Pacific region, as it faces the impacts of climate change, natural hazards, and social disparities, especially among the low-income, unbanked, and underserved populations. 🤝By participating in the Community Disaster Resilience Zones program, the Pacific region can enhance its resilience and equity, and reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality. 🌟The program can also support the region’s solidarity, cooperation, and partnership, and enable more communities to access the resources and opportunities they need and deserve.
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