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Location

Department of Systems and Information Engineering 151 Engineers Way, Room 112
22904 Charlottesville , VA
United States
38° 2' 2.4" N, 78° 30' 37.08" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

Founded in 1987, the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems develops theory, methodology, and technology to assist in the management of risk in a variety of engineering systems. We deploy solutions to a number of emerging problems.

Location

United States
42° 21' 38.0628" N, 71° 4' 53.5548" W
US
Organization Overview: 

The biggest challenges facing our lives on Earth are made up of complex, interconnected parts. People need better ways to understand the full picture.

That’s why we’re here.

Our team at Climate Interactive helps people see what works to address climate change and related issues like energy, water, food, and disaster risk reduction. For example:

Adaptation work: 

How we work:

We create simulation models and interactive tools:

Location

South Parks Road
OX1 3QY Oxford
United Kingdom
51° 45' 30.654" N, 1° 15' 11.2968" W
GB
Organization Overview: 

Much has changed since UKCIP was established in 1997. Our understanding of climate science and possible climate impacts has advanced, as has our understanding of how society can adjust to these impacts.

—Today, our work focuses on 3 main categories:

Adaptation work: 

UKCIP has been a leading advocate of risk-based approaches to climate adaptation, which are now widely used around the world. The UKCIP Risk framework was one of first adaptation decision support tools, later refined and streamlined to create the UKCIP Adaptation Wizard.

UKCIP Adaptation Wizard

Location

1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW Suite 500 West
20007 Washington , DC
United States
38° 54' 11.3832" N, 77° 3' 34.9272" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Established in 1936, the Institute today has more than 35,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of the land use and development disciplines. ULI relies heavily on the experience of its members. It is through member involvement and information resources that ULI has been able to set standards of excellence in development practice.

Adaptation work: 

Issue Areas

Creating Resilient Communities

  • What are the best new models in the real estate and land use industry, and how can we support their development?
  • How can we best adapt and reuse existing real estate while eliminating obsolete space in order to create thriving communities?
  • How can we influence land use leaders locally and around the world as they reshape the process of community building and developing both social and physical infrastructure?

Understanding Demand and Market Forces 

Location

21 Station Road
CB1 2FB Cambridge 52° 11' 42.1152" N, 0° 7' 54.5304" E
Organization Overview: 

Microsoft Research Cambridge was set up in July 1997 with three researchers. Today over 100 researchers, mostly from Europe, are engaged in computer science research at the lab. The city of Cambridge, England, was the clear choice for the location of the facility because of its world-renowned reputation and its rich history as a center of learning

Adaptation work: 

Whether it is the integration of computing and biology, novel computational tools and methods to predict and mitigate rapid changes occurring in the earth’s life-support systems, or the representations, analysis, and visualization of digitized geographic information, Microsoft Research is committed to providing computational support to unravel the mysteries of science.

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Abstract

Climate change and desertification/land degradation can adversely affect natural resources and ecosystems thus decreasing biological diversity. At the same time, conservation and management of biodiversity can increase ecosystems’ resilience thus lowering their vulnerability to climate change. One of the identified areas for possible synergies is adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change, which is a necessity regardless of the level of action taken to mitigate global warming.

Abstract

The growing threat of climate change combined with escalating anthropogenic stressors on coral reefs requires a response that is both proactive and adaptive. To respond to this challenge, The Nature Conservancy convened a group of global ocean experts in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 12-14, 2008. The workshop participants included oceanographers, climate experts, marine scientists, and coral reef managers from around the world.

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The purpose of this report is to provide an up-to-date review of the extent to which climate change is occurring in the Y2Y region, and to assess the appropriateness of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative’s vision and programs as a response to climate disruption. Even the most optimistic models forecast that if greenhouse-gas emissions could be reined in today, and climate change mitigation efforts optimized, the momentum of global climate change could not be stopped for at least another century.

Abstract

From the Introduction:

This review aims to answer the question: what is the threat of climate change to birds? Knowledge in this field is advancing rapidly. More is known about birds than any other class of animals, and of all groups of plants and animals the scientific analysis of likely future impacts from climate change is most developed for birds. Furthermore, birds provide some of the clearest examples of impacts already underway.

Abstract

This book, in English, French and Spanish, provides an overview of the Mediterranean forest conservation and management challenges posed by climate change. It addresses relevant issues, like forests’ vulnerability to climate change and past climate change responses which may guide future policies and actions.

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