The U.S. National Science Foundation announces Confronting Hazards, Impacts and Risks for a Resilient Planet

Natural hazards compounded by changing climates, rising populations, expanding demands for resources, and increasing reliance on technology are putting our economy, well-being and national security at risk.

The goal of Confronting Hazards, Impacts and Risks for a Resilient Planet (CHIRRP) is to help safeguard communities and ecosystems for a resilient planet by supporting the co-design of projects that deliver evidence-based, actionable solution pathways reducing the risk from Earth system hazards compounded by global environmental change.

Researchers, academics and community leaders will work together on NSF-supported projects to advance understanding, forecasting and/or prediction of future Earth system hazards and risks, develop community-driven research questions, and inform actionable, science-based solutions that increase community resilience now and in the future.

CHIRRP projects will demonstrate the convergence of three essential elements:

  1. Equitable community partnerships.
  2. An Earth-system science approach to advance knowledge of hazards, impacts and risks.
  3. Pathways to actionable solutions to increase environmental and societal resilience.

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