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United States
46° 45' 52.344" N, 113° 30' 58.0176" W
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The Clark Fork watershed extends from Butte, MT to Sandpoint, ID and drains nearly the entire western portion of Montana. Based on decades of data and observations, it is clear that the Clark Fork River basin is already experiencing changing climate conditions including droughts, increased wildfires, decreased snowpack, shrinking glaciers, and early runoff. In response, the Clark Fork Coalition wrote a report, Low Flows Hot Trout: Climate Change in the Clark Fork Watershed, examining likely climate change impacts in the watershed and offering strategies to adapt to these impacts that range from individual actions to larger-scale policy changes.

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United States
5° 54' 0.6804" N, 0° 6' 35.5068" E
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The Abibimman Foundation, located in Ghana, focuses its efforts on children and youth by helping address the challenges they are facing while simultaneously utilizing them as positive agents in the promotion of sustainable livelihoods, peace and development through facilitated collaboration among various partners in their communities. To date, the Abibimman Foundation has implemented 46 major child and youth development-oriented events.

Climate changes, coupled with development and population pressures, are predicted to have a significant impact on the human and natural systems of Ghana. The Abibimman Foundation believes a key component to lobbying the government's climate mitigation and adaptation policies is more in-depth knowledge of the real challenges being experienced around Ghana. The Abibimman Foundation is working to identify ways in which communities and individuals can adapt to climate changes, and as part of their Our Environment, Our Development program, is developing a youth-focused education and outreach strategy intended to educate young people about the causes and impacts of climate change and provide them with on-the-ground action opportunities.

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United States
59° 34' 40.9008" N, 133° 41' 22.2864" W

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Atlin is a primarily native community located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. In 2007, the Northern Climate ExChange (NCE) hosted a week-long climate change community awareness and preparation workshop. The goal of the workshop was to discuss ways that climate change may impact the livelihoods of Atlin residents and to identify community vulnerabilities and opportunities. Since then, NCE has worked with Atlin to assess the community's adaptive capacity and create a more formalized climate change adaptation plan.

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United States
32° 9' 2.9448" N, 76° 59' 31.8768" W

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The National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPA Center) is preparing for climate change by building a national system of MPAs. This national system is meant to be geographically and ecologically diverse and represent local, state, regional, and national interests. These protected areas can foster resilience to climate change impacts while conserving natural and cultural marine resources of national importance.

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United States
48° 26' 20.1264" N, 61° 52' 30" W

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The Atlantic Governments from the Council of Atlantic Environment Ministers joined together in May 2008 to collaborate on a regional climate change adaptation strategy. The strategy outlines a framework for future collaboration on climate change adaptation management plans and decision-making.

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United States
21° 12' 51.4332" N, 157° 53' 43.8288" W

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The effects of global climate change are already being felt in Hawaii and are likely to continue, resulting in growing impacts to the natural resources that people depend on. Because the State of Hawaii is still in the initial phases of understanding and planning for climate change, the Center for Island Climate Adaptation and Policy (ICAP) partnered with Dr. Chip Fletcher at the University of Hawaii to produce a legislative briefing sheet designed to communicate scientific understanding of how climate change will affect Hawaii. This briefing sheet was intended to lay the groundwork for climate change-related legislation in the state.

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United States
51° 32' 42.7236" N, 62° 34' 41.25" W

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The Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions (ACASA) Project is a partnership among the provincial governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, and regional stakeholders including nonprofits, tribal governments, and industry. ACASA applied for and received a grant from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to build a collaborative effort to address regional climate change impacts. The partnership set goals and developed over 20 local projects to build the region’s capacity and resilience to climate change.

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United States
62° 27' 14.2992" N, 114° 22' 18.4404" W

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With a grant from the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs the City of Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, Canada, engaged a group of stakeholders in an extensive adaptation planning process. The city, with the support of the Pembina Institute, hosted three workshops to discuss impacts to the region and viable local adaptation options. The project results were written up in a summary document authored by the Pembina Institute and included recommendations for the city to take to make Yellowknife more resilient to climate change.

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