The funding aims to increase each center's capacity to engage volunteers to help prepare New York's communities for disasters of the type experienced with Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and Superstorm Sandy.
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Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .
Programs that provide emergency planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, relief and/or recovery services prior to, during and after a disaster including fires, floods, earthquakes, or other emergency of natural or human origin. Disaster Mitigation Programs; Disaster Recovery Programs; Disaster Response Services; Emergency Management Programs
Programs that increase public awareness of the measures that people can take before, during and after a disaster or emergency to reduce loss of life and property and improve their chances for survival. Avalanche Preparedness; Brush Fire Preparedness; Chemical Emergency Preparedness; Civil Defense Preparedness; Civil Unrest Preparedness; Community Disaster Information; Disaster Information; Disaster Kit; Disaster Planning Programs; Drought Preparedness; Earthquake Preparedness; Emergency Preparedness/Response Training; Explosion Preparedness; Extreme Heat Preparedness; Flood Preparedness; Forest Fire Preparedness; Grass Fire Preparedness; Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness; Hurricane Preparedness; Landslide/Mudslide Preparedness; Nuclear Emergency Preparedness; Radiological Emergency Preparedness; Snowstorm Preparedness; Terrorism Preparedness; Thunderstorm Preparedness; Tidal Wave Preparedness; Tornado Preparedness; Tsunami Preparedness; Volcanic Eruption Preparedness; Wildfire Preparedness; Wildland Fire Preparedness; Winter Storm Preparedness; Woodland Fire Preparedness
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.