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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Climate Risks Study for Telecommunications and Data Center Services

Title:
Climate Risks Study for Telecommunications and Data Center Services

Abstract:
Telecommunications and data centers are key utilities sectors that facilitate the functioning and connectivity of the United States economy. Disruptions in the ability to communicate or access information severely inhibit governments, companies, and citizens, and in periods of disaster or extreme events, this inability to communicate puts national and human security and business value at risk. Climate variability and change may threaten the infrastructural integrity and productivity of these critical sectors, increasing the number and severity of disruptions. Extreme or unusual weather can lead to cascading impacts felt across sectors and borders. However, despite the importance of these sectors, the climate risk they face is poorly understood. Even less understood are climate risks to the supply chains both sectors rely upon. This report presents an initial step toward understanding how climate change may disrupt these sectors, how resilience can be fostered, and recommends next steps.

URL:
http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/login/uploaded/resources/GSA%20Climate%20Risks%20Study%20for%20Telecommunications%20and%20Data%20Center%20Services%20-%20FINAL%20October%202014.pdf

Source:
Riverside Technology & Acclimatise for theGeneral Services Administration (GSA)

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
October 2014

Associated Sectors:

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