Showing posts with label #adaptation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #adaptation. Show all posts

Sunday, February 11, 2024

🌡️ IMSPARK: Pacific protecting and promoting health and well-being in a changing climate🌡️

 🌡️ Imagine... Pacific protecting and promoting health and 

well-being in a changing climate🌡️ 

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific where we reduce the risks and impacts of climate change on our health by enhancing our adaptive capacity, resilience, and preparedness and by supporting mitigation actions that also benefit our health.

🔗Link:

Ref Here

📚Source: 

USGCRP. (2018). Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II. 4

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Climate change affects the health and well-being of Pacific Islanders. 🌊Changes in the environment can impact our health in various ways, such as by increasing our vulnerability to climate events or by exposing us to infectious diseases that are transmitted through vectors, food, or water.💦 Additionally, alterations in quality and safety can pose health risks, while stressors to our mental health and well-being can also arise. These health effects are projected to worsen with additional climate change and disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, such as children, older adults, low-income communities, and some communities of color. 🏥However, proactive adaptation policies and programs can Take into account the potential risks and effects of climate-sensitive health outcomes and disruptions in healthcare services, which can help minimize their impact. 👍🏽Moreover, accounting for climate change risks in infrastructure planning and urban design can bring about added health benefits. 💚Moreover, reducing greenhouse gas emissions would benefit the health of Pacific Islanders in the near and long term by avoiding thousands of premature deaths and billions of dollars in health-related economic losses each year.


#ClimateHealth #Pacific #Adaptation #Mitigation #IMSPARK

Monday, January 15, 2024

🌴IMSPARK: Communities Prepared for any Climate Disaster🌴


 🌴Imagine... communities prepared for any climate disaster🌴

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

Pacific Islanders have access to reliable early warning systems, resilient infrastructure, and adaptive livelihoods that enable them to cope with and recover from the impacts of climate change and disasters.

🔗Link: 

📚Source: 

Bucci, N. (2020, December 18). FEMA makes advancements for climate resiliency. Homeland Security Today. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Climate change poses a serious threat to the Pacific Islands, where many people live in low-lying coastal areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise, storm surges, and flooding. 🌊 FEMA’s efforts to enhance climate resiliency can provide valuable lessons and best practices for the Pacific region, 🌏 such as integrating climate risk into disaster planning, investing in nature-based solutions, and engaging communities in resilience-building.🏠


#ClimateChange,#EarlyWarning Systems, #infrastructure,#adaptation,#DisasterResponse,#IMSPARK


Monday, January 8, 2024

🌊IMSPARK: Rising Above the Tide: How Pacific Islanders are Adapting to Climate Change🌊

🌊Imagine... Rising Above the Tide: How Pacific Islanders are Adapting to Climate Change🌊

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

Imagine a future where Pacific islanders are not only resilient to the impacts of climate change, but also leading the way in finding innovative and sustainable solutions. A future where Pacific cultures, traditions, and values are preserved and celebrated, and where Pacific voices are heard and respected in the global arena.

🔗 Link: 

📚 Source: 

UN News. (2019, July 15). Climate change and its effects on the Pacific islands. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Climate change is an existential threat for many Pacific islanders, who face rising sea levels, saltwater intrusion, coral bleaching, coastal erosion, extreme weather events, and loss of biodiversity. 🌏These impacts not only affect their livelihoods, health, and food security, but also their identity, culture, and sovereignty. 🌿However, Pacific islanders are not passive victims of climate change, but active agents of change. They are adapting to the changing environment by using traditional knowledge, local resources, and community networks, as well as embracing new technologies, partnerships, and policies.🕊 They are also advocating for more ambitious and urgent climate action from the international community, and sharing their stories and experiences with the world.

 #PacificRising #ClimateAction #Adaptation #Resilience #PacificVoices

Monday, December 4, 2023

🌱IMSPARK: Improving health data with climate action 🌱

🌱IMSPARK: Improving health data with climate action 🌱

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

Health professionals and policy makers have better data and tools to track and prevent the health harms caused by climate change. 

🔗 Link: 

This article 

📚 Source: 

Wheat, S., Sarabu, C., & Lokmic-Tomkins, Z. (2023, November 28). How to improve health data for climate action. CNN. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Climate change is a huge threat to human health, but we don’t have enough data to measure its real-time impacts. 📊 This article argues that we need to improve the medical coding system to capture the climate-sensitive health conditions🏥 and inform better responses. 🌍 It also calls for a global study to assess the burden of climate change on health and to prioritize the health sector in climate adaptation funding.


#ClimateChange,#Healthcare,#adaptation,#Data,#IMSPARK, 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

🔄 IMSPARK: Unlocking Operational Evolution: The Zero-Basing Philosophy🔄

🔄 Imagine... Unlocking Operational Evolution: The Zero-Basing Philosophy🔄

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

Revolutionizing Business Operations utilizing zero-based method to cost-cut and transform at the same time.

📚 Source: 

Fomin, D., Frazier, S., & Mignerey, C. (2023, September 26). Unlocking operational evolution: The zero-basing philosophy [Audio podcast episode]. In McKinsey Podcasts. McKinsey & Company. 

🔗 Link:

More Information Here

What's the Big Deal:

 💥 What's the Big Deal:

Zero-basing is shedding its cost-cutting image to become a transformative philosophy.🚀 It empowers leaders to reshape resource allocation, fosters continuous adaptability, and fuels new business endeavors. 🌟 This evolution is not about cost reduction but optimizing investments for growth. 💰 Zero-basing is more than just a tool for reducing costs.💼 Instead, it's a dynamic philosophy that provides leaders with unparalleled visibility into their operations, investments, and resources. This expanded perspective on zero-basing is reshaping organizational growth strategies. 


#zero-basing,#cost,#management,#McKinsey,#adaptation,#IMSPARK,

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

🔋IMATRIX: The Future of Energy - Ways to Transition 🔋

🔋IMATRIX: The Future of Energy - Ways to Transition 🔋

 Ref: McKinsey and Company



Action AreasDescriptionWays to Achieve It (as per the article)How the Pacific is Affected
Designing and deploying a capital-efficient and affordable systemEfficient decarbonization planning; Cross-sectoral resource planning; Capital efficiency in energy sector spending; Empowering and educating customers to manage rates.- Plan investments for long-term decarbonization - Deploy capital more cost effectively - Empower and educate customers to manage rising ratesImproved energy affordability, potential for clean energy growth, reduced environmental impact.
Strengthening supply chainsSecure availability of raw materials; Scale up resilient manufacturing; Develop and acquire talent.- Secure long-term supply agreements for raw materials - Innovate to reduce material constraints - Invest in talent acquisition and developmentStable access to materials, potential for job creation, ensuring a resilient energy supply in the Pacific region.
Securing access to adequate landDeveloping land with strong potential for renewables efficiently; Improved solar and wind technology; Value sharing with communities.- Efficiently develop land for renewables - Improve technology efficiency to require less land - Share economic value with communitiesMore efficient use of available land, potential for renewable energy generation, increased local economic opportunities.
Reforming transmission developmentDiversification of transmission methods; Deploying DERs; Optimizing electric transmission; Transition to dispatchable zero-carbon resources.- Deploy DERs for local capacity - Optimize electric transmission with existing gas network - Transition to dispatchable zero-carbon resourcesEnhanced grid reliability, integration of renewables, ensuring energy access in remote Pacific areas.
Creating market mechanismsEstablish market mechanisms to ensure reliable and adequate clean-energy supply; Revise resource planning; Expand forecasting; Incentivize flexible power sources.- Revise resource planning for decarbonization - Expand forecasting to account for changing supply and demand - Provide incentives for flexible power sourcesEnsure power reliability, affordability, and sustainability in the Pacific region.
Accelerating technological innovationInvesting to reduce risk; Providing long-term market and regulatory clarity; Investing in shared infrastructure to scale up new clean technologies.- Invest in research and development for new technologies - Provide regulatory clarity and incentives - Invest in shared infrastructure for scaling up new technologiesAccess to cutting-edge technologies, sustainable energy solutions, job opportunities in innovative sectors.


🦤 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤

 🦤 Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤  💡 Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...