Clear all

5 results found

reorder grid_view

Inclusive Climate Finance

September 18, 2023

The mechanisms of climate finance and financial inclusion have largely operated in silos, an approach that climate change is rendering insufficient. Climate finance has targeted mitigation-level efforts, and financial inclusion has focused on increasing people's capacity to weather shocks, but in isolation, each produces such a diversity of concepts, data, and strategies that their impact is disjointed. Yet, these two financial approaches have recently begun to merge, learning from each other and working towards inclusive climate finance. Inclusive climate finance is a policy agenda for ensuring that financial solutions to climate change are both socially equitable and effective at reducing climate change drivers and impacts. Even more, the agenda also recognizes the growing calls that responding to short-term shocks or adapting to changing conditions does not go far enough, and that society must also set its collective sights on just transitions, or ensuring an equitable decarbonization shift in our economic system that can support a sustainable world for both humans and the ecosystems on which we rely.It is evident that economic resources can either help or hinder the ability to recover from shocks, adapt to future conditions, or transition to new livelihoods or economies altogether in a world under climate change. In this way, the development of an inclusive climate finance agenda is an important direction to pursue. However, there is a monumental challenge ahead: uncovering practical, proven strategies to implement this agenda and produce economically viable, socially just, and impactful climate change outcomes is new territory. This is a challenge that data science is suited to address, lending insights that can advance the emerging inclusive climate finance space towards practical and meaningful application. 

Energy Equity: US Opportunities for Data Science, Machine Learning & AI Policy Impact

April 18, 2023

Globally, energy access is driven by infrastructure, or lack thereof, but energy equity issues in the US are driven by household income, with few options for most households to use less expensive and more sustainable energy sources. This landscape analysis digs into equity issues in US energy access, with options for data science to improve research provide better data to regulators.

Data Science for Water Justice: Climate Change and Drought in the Colorado River Basin

April 18, 2023

Climate change threatens the hydrological cycle the globe over, increasing the likelihood of extreme events and dramatically altered ecosystems. The impacts of these events are most felt by those least able to adapt or move away from them. This paper uses a global framework to identify key data science engagement points, and illustrates these points in the case of the Colorado River Basin (CRB), a social-ecological system that provides a case study emblematic of many climate change accelerated water justice challenges.

Technologist Retention at the Intersections

April 12, 2023

GET Cities' first-of-its kind research on the experiences of women, trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer technologists – particularly those who are also Black or Latina/e – aims to learn more about why technologists of multiple identities choose to stay in their jobs, move to better opportunities, or leave the industry all together.We encourage anyone working toward equity in tech to continue to ask these questions, demand better intersectional research, and to take the steps to get closer to parity of representation and positive and fruitful experiences for all people in tech.

AI Solutions for Global Economic Empowerment: Identification & Scoping for US Challenges

November 11, 2022

Economic empowerment is the goal of improving quality of life through increasing access to economic opportunities, while providing the resources necessary to take advantage of those opportunities. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can provide new opportunities for data driven decision making, and a framework for solutions that support mobility from poverty to stability.