MIT NEWS OFFICE MIT-powered climate resilience solution among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100 million grant Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation unveiled that a proactive climate resilience system co-developed by MIT and BRAC, a leading development organization, was one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition in 2020 for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.

The MIT/BRAC system, known as the Climate Resilience Early Warning System Network (CREWSNET), aims to empower climate‑threatened populations to make timely, science-driven decisions about their future. Starting with western Bangladesh but scalable to other frontline nations across the globe, CREWSNET will combine leading-edge climate forecasting and socioeconomic analysis with innovative resilience services to enable people to make and implement informed decisions about adaptation and relocation — and thereby minimize loss of life, livelihoods, and property.

Image courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


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