AT&T Climate Resiliency Community Challenge
Climate change is one of the world’s most pressing challenges. At AT&T we’re working to assess the risks that climate change creates for our business, so that we can make smarter, climate-informed decisions for years to come. These actions will help build resilience for our business, our customers and our communities.
Our project uses the best available science and technology, so we can make data-driven decisions that improve climate resiliency. Our Climate Change Analysis Tool leverages regional climate modeling from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. This modeling is capable of visualizing climate impacts at the neighborhood level 30 years into the future.
Data that helps assess the risk of climate change should be available to those who need it. That’s why we’re sharing the same climate datasets we have developed with Argonne National Laboratory with universities, local governments and others to use for their own climate risk analysis.
Together, we can build climate resiliency in our communities.
Climate Resiliency Community Challenge
In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, AT&T is inviting public and private colleges and universities to submit an application for participation in a Climate Resiliency Community Challenge, which is designed to help local communities better predict, prepare for and adapt to the changing climate. In this challenge, universities will work with local governments to conduct a risk-based climate analysis using data from Argonne National Laboratory and shared by AT&T to address a problem that affects the Southeast Region. This includes areas such as infrastructure, public health, emergency management, or similar field related to community resilience. Participating universities will prepare and share a report of their findings, including proposals for potential solutions for action, with the community and online.
AT&T will provide participating universities with leading climate data from Argonne National Laboratory and up to $50,000 in funding to support the research projects. One team from each state in the Southeast Region (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina) will be selected by an independent panel of non-profit climate and resiliency experts.
Teams are encouraged to be creative in using Argonne National Laboratory’s leading climate data and may leverage and integrate supporting data and technology available through the university and local government. Results may touch a variety of issues, from infrastructure to public health to emergency management, to name a few. We’re looking for your ideas.
Organizations interested in participating in the Climate Resiliency Community Challenge are invited to download, complete and submit an application. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019.
Questions about the application should be directed to: Andrea.Brands@att.com