About the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

    CAKE is an ever-growing shared knowledge base aimed to enhance climate adaptation action by:

    > Providing accurate, timely, and useful information for existing and future CAKE users.

    > Increasing awareness of adaptation projects, options, practitioners, and resources.

    > Engaging the broader community to develop the field of adaptation.

    The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) was launched in July 2010 and is managed by EcoAdapt, a non-profit with a singular mission: to create a robust future in the face of climate change by bringing together diverse players to reshape planning and management in response to rapid climate change.

    CAKE is a knowledge sharing platform that houses an extensive digital library of high-quality climate change adaptation case studies, tools, and resources spanning all phases of the adaptation process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring). The community section features upcoming opportunities and ways to engage. CAKE members are encouraged to submit their own events, opportunities, and resources!

    Sea Level Rise

    Climate change is happening now.

    Frequent and hazardous climate-driven events put our natural and built systems, as well as the communities that depend on their services, at risk. Planning for this reality is an increasing priority at the local, federal, and even international levels. However, with limited time and capacity and an ever-growing list of resources, many have expressed frustration with the time required to sift through databases to find the most relevant resources.

    This is where CAKE comes in.

    Whether you’re a city planner interested in on-the-ground examples of how your peers implement adaptation strategies, or your brand new to the field and looking to better understand the basics, CAKE has something for you.

    Better informed planning for a resilient future.

    CAKE is a platform where managers, planners, and the broader community can take more informed action through resources submitted by users and EcoAdapt staff. CAKE is a resource for all knowledge levels and features information spanning geographies, sectors, and phases of the adaptation process.

    Through on-the-ground case studies and other resources created by and for the adaptation community, CAKE users have the opportunity to share their own experiences as well as learn from others in the field.

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    Measuring Sea Level Rise

    The Slices of CAKE

    Case Studies

    CAKE case studies provide real-world examples of adaptation action that:

    • Share examples of actions others have taken and lessons learned
    • Highlight actions focused on various ecosystems, impacts, sectors, and strategies
    • Demonstrate a variety of approaches to adapting to climate change
    • Identify barriers to action and innovative solutions

    Case Studies


    CAKE provides downloadable resources that span a variety of adaptation topics and:

    • Include scientific journals, grey literature, books, action plans, and multimedia sources
    • Provide users with the latest, high-quality resources available on climate change adaptation
    • Help users quickly and easily identify a full range of available adaptation resources



    CAKE directs users to a variety of online tools like interactive maps and databases that will:

    • Help users process climate change information
    • Allow users to identify and assess risks and vulnerabilities to climate change
    • Help users make informed management decisions
    • Support adaptation action



    CAKE posts hundreds of climate and adaptation-related events to the events calendar:

    • Virtual & In-person
    • Webinars
    • Conferences
    • Trainings



    CAKE houses an opportunity board where jobs, funding, and other opportunities are posted:

    • Jobs & internships
    • Fellowships
    • Grants & funding
    • Call for proposals for conferences



    CAKE features a searchable directory of organizations in the climate sector including:

    • Non-profit organizations
    • For-profit organizations
    • Federal and local government agencies
    • Resources published by those entities



    Read through the FAQs and then register for a FREE account and submit resources to CAKE.

    The Faces Behind CAKE

    Jessica Hitt

    Jessica Hitt

    Former CAKE Program Manager

    Jessica managed the CAKE Program, its website and content for EcoAdapt for more than ten years.

    Travis Cunningham

    Travis Cunningham

    Web Developer

    Travis is an independent software engineer who provides technical support for the CAKE website.

    Haley Pope

    Haley Pope

    CAKE Program Support

    Haley is an independent contractor who provides content database management and program support.

    EcoAdapt Team

    EcoAdapt Team

    Managing Organization

    CAKE is a program of EcoAdapt, a non-profit that works within the field of climate change adaptation.