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Abstract

The effects of climate change on marine ecosystems are accelerating. Identifying and protecting areas of the ocean where conditions are most stable may provide another tool for adaptation to climate change. To date, research on potential marine climate refugia has focused on tropical systems, particularly coral reefs. We examined a northeast Pacific temperate region – Canada’s Pacific – toidentify areas where physical conditions are stable or changing slowly.

Abstract

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report,1 Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report, forecasts that climate change will have significant impacts on populations and environments around the world. Furthermore, it is likely that in the absence of concerted efforts to mitigate greenhouse emissions, climate change will have negative effects on business and global markets. It will likely lead to a change in existing business models and current risk management structures.

Location

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
15-21 Nubeena Cres
7053 Taroona
Australia
42° 57' 1.3356" S, 147° 21' 16.5528" E
AU

Project Summary

The Global Marine Hotspots Network was created because the oceans are not warming evenly and those areas that are warming the fastest – ocean warming ‘hotspots’ – can be considered as the world’s natural laboratories to provide the knowledge and tools to enable us to adapt wisely, efficiently, and effectively to meet the challenges of a warming environment. The Network was designed to better understand the impacts of climate change on commercial fisheries, which support coastal communities and global industries.

Location

Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 57.8244" N, 123° 7' 14.6568" W
CA
Organization Overview: 

The MaPP initiative is a partnership between the Province of British Columbia and 17 member First Nations that developed marine use plans for B.C.’s North Pacific Coast. The MaPP region is divided into four sub-regions: Haida GwaiiNorth CoastCentral Coast and North Vancouver I

Location

VT
United States
37° 5' 24.864" N, 95° 42' 46.4076" W
Vermont US
Organization Overview: 

ASAP helps build essential climate resilience for communities across the country by focusing on connecting and supporting the individuals. We provide a platform for climate adaptation leaders to interact, share what’s working, and collaborate with their colleagues.

Adaptation work: 

ASAP Members across the United States are working to prepare for the impacts of climate change and make their communities, regions, states, and the country more resilient to those changes. For each of us, the story is different but similar. ASAP Members realize that climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and that it will affect many aspects of our jobs and our communities. We work within our own sector and across many other sectors.

Location

Berkeley
United States
37° 52' 17.7348" N, 122° 16' 21.8892" W
US
Organization Overview: 

We founded Four Twenty Seven as a mission-driven business to provide innovative tools and services to organizations seeking to understand climate impacts, assess risks to their operations or their stakeholders, and increase their resilience by developing and implementing climate adaptation measures. Our team is constituted of risk analysts, climate change and adaptation experts who bring years of experience working on climate mitigation and adaptation in the energy, industry, agricultural and food sector.

Adaptation work: 

Four Twenty Seven works with local government, state agencies, and nonprofit organizations to perform climate vulnerability assessment, develop climate adaptation plans, craft policy proposals, and build educational and outreach tools on climate change.

Vulnerability Assessment

Location

United States
25° 41' 4.9164" N, 79° 24' 18.6408" W
US
Organization Overview: 

The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice (CoP) brings together individuals from local, state, and federal governments, academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector to apply climate science and assess how coastal communities and ecosystems can adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change. The CoP provides a forum for sharing lessons learned and best practices related to climate communication and adaptation.

Location

1818 H Street NW
20433 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 56.1876" N, 77° 2' 32.838" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

Understanding Risk (UR) is an open and global community of 3,200 experts and practitioners interested and active in disaster risk assessment. Members represent more than 125 countries and include a range of sectors. The community convenes every two years at global forums, which provide organizations and individuals the opportunity to highlight new activities and initiatives, build new partnerships, and foster advances in the field of risk assessment.Understanding Risk 2014: Producing Actionable Information was held in London, UK.

Location

9300 Lee Highway
22031 Fairfax , VA
United States
38° 52' 20.4312" N, 77° 15' 55.854" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

ICF International provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. We strive to maximize beneficial impact—for people, businesses, and governments—in areas that matter. As trusted partners, we advise, execute, and innovate to provide lasting solutions to our clients' and society's most challenging issues.

Location

123 Main Street - Suite 360
R3C 1A3 Winnipeg , MB
Canada
49° 53' 20.3928" N, 97° 8' 3.6384" W
Manitoba CA
Organization Overview: 

CCME is the primary minister-led intergovernmental forum for collective action on environmental issues of national and international concern. CCME is comprised of the environment ministers from the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The role of President of CCME rotates among the 14 ministers of environment on an annual basis. These 14 ministers normally meet at least once a year to discuss national environmental priorities and determine work to be carried out under the auspices of CCME.

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