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Our goal with this report is to provide the Navajo Nation and its communities with information that we hope will be useful for the Nation as it engages in adaptation planning in response to climate change and variability. In Chapter 1, we discuss actions being undertaken by Native peoples around the United States in response to climate change and also provide some context about federal Indian law and the Navajo Reservation.

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State, federal, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are investing significant resources to conduct landscape-scale assessments of the location, condition, and vulnerability of renewable natural resources. These assessments provide critical information on contiguous landscapes (e.g., ecoregions, watersheds, habitats, communities) that can be vital to a range of partners in developing landscape-scale management strategies and plans. They also provide important perspectives for subsequent finer scale management, assessment, and monitoring.

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Today, extreme weather events such as coastal floods, wildfires, intense precipitation (snow and rain), heat waves, and droughts are becoming more frequent and severe in some regions. Sea level rise is already worsening coastal floods, and other extreme weather events are likely to become more severe as the planet continues to warm. Building power plants and electricity infrastructure in areas prone to climate-related threats adds to those growing risks.

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Forests in northern Michigan will be affected directly and indirectly by a changing climate during the next 100 years. This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of forest ecosystems in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula to a range of future climates. Information on current forest conditions, observed climate trends, projected climate changes, and impacts to forest ecosystems was considered in order to draw conclusions on climate change vulnerability.

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The China Voices photo book brings alive the stories of some of the people directly affected by climate change and shows how the work of ACCC in Ningxia, Guangdong and Inner Mongolia is helping them respond. This is the link between policy, practice and the people on the ground. The Voices projects tells the stories of people in China who face climate change in their daily life and profile some of those who are working to help reduce their vulnerability as China’s extraordinary development continues. 

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The ACCC Resource Manual offers reflections on adaptation policy, planning and practice "learnt by doing" as the authors supported a large-scale adaptation policy research project in China. This manual presents the processes, methodologies, lessons and experiences from the Adapting to Climate Change in China (ACCC) Programme. It was prepared in different stages and evolved along with the needs, priorities and experiences of the ACCC research teams.

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The USAID Global Climate Change Office is pleased to release this framework for understanding and addressing the risks of climate change for development. This framework updates the approach presented in 2007 in USAID’s Adapting to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning.

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The CDP report “Climate Change Resilience in Europe” provides actionable insight for businesses and serves as an invaluable tool to facilitate informed decision making by business leaders, governments and policy makers across Europe.

The report’s key findings include:

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The overwhelming evidence of human-caused climate change documents both current impacts with significant costs and extraordinary future risks to society and natural systems. The scientific community has convened conferences, published reports, spoken out at forums and proclaimed, through statements by virtually every national scientific academy and relevant major scientific organization — including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) — that climate change puts the well-being of people of all nations at risk.

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According to the NRC and the USGCRP, changes in the earth's climate--including higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, rising sea levels, and increases in the severity and frequency of severe weather events--are under way and expected to grow more severe over time. These impacts present significant risks to the nation's energy infrastructure.

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