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The Sierra Nevada mountains of California are predicted to have strong changes with climate change. One of the ecological threats that may become worse is the spread and impact of invasive plants. This report summarizes the connections between climate change and invasive plants in mountain meadow ecosystems, and recommends steps that land managers can take now to improve the resilience of meadows into the future. While this report focuses on the Sierra Nevada, its recommendations can be applied other mountain meadow systems.

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The Washington-British Columbia Transboundary Climate-Connectivity Project was initiated to help address these challenges. The region spanning the border of Washington state, USA, and British Columbia, Canada, faces increasing development pressure and limited transboundary coordination of land and wildlife management, both of which may threaten habitat connectivity and limit the potential for wildlife movement in response to change.

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In July 2007, the Climate Impacts Group (CIG) launched an unprecedented assessment of climate change impacts on Washington State. The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment (WACCIA) involved developing updated climate change scenarios for Washington State and using these scenarios to assess the impacts of climate change on the following sectors: agriculture, coasts, energy, forests, human health, hydrology and water resources, salmon, and urban stormwater infrastructure. Adaptation in each of these sectors was also discussed.

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This paper reviews the experience, both positive and negative, of national floodplain management programs in order to draw lessons for potential new approaches to reduce the costs and risks posed by wildfire to properties in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI).

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This series of fact sheets provides information on how rainfall is changing, what the implications of these changes are on stormwater management and what do about it.

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A new report from the Environment Agency reveals how businesses view the risks and opportunities presented by future climate change and severe weather. 

 

The report’s key findings include: 

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Mozambique is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, in particular those of hydro-meteorological origin such as floods, drought and cyclones. Increases in both temperature and average precipitation due to climate change will exacerbate the already high incidence of extreme events in Mozambique. This will contribute to the uninterrupted sequence of drought and floods that Mozambique has suffered.

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Three West African countries – Benin, Mali and Togo – have participated in the project ‘Energy, Ecodevelopment and Resilience in Africa (EERA)’, which offers lessons to other countries on approaches that can be taken toward a ‘Smart Energy Path’. This strategy aims to meet peoples’ energy needs in an environmentally sustainable, resilient way, and is guided by a participatory decision-making process.

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The way in which cities develop over the coming decades will play a major role in determining the success of climate change mitigation efforts and the degree to which climate change impacts those at risk. Yet most cities in the developing world face severe barriers to planning and financing the infrastructure investments necessary to steer their growth in a climate compatible way.

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Plan 4C: A Competitive and Climate Compatible Cartagena outlines the strategies in place for the World Heritage City of Cartagena, Colombia to become an icon of climate compatible development, where the risk of climate change is converted into an opportunity for development.

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