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Location

United States
47° 58' 32.8404" N, 124° 39' 57.546" W
Author Name(s): 
Dave Conca
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Project Summary/Overview

Archeological sites and traditional resources of significance to indigenous groups along the Olympic Coast are being affected by climate change. The goals of this project can be split into three facets. The first is for the park to foster communication, data sharing, and cooperation between the eight federally listed tribes on the Olympic Peninsula and the National Park Service (NPS) to ensure proper alignment of resources and priorities for climate change adaptation.

Location

TX
United States
31° 58' 6.9564" N, 99° 54' 6.5268" W
Author Name(s): 
Jack G. Johnson, Brenda K. Todd

Project Summary/Overview

Amistad National Recreation Area, Texas, protects many archeological sites in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands region of southwest Texas. Sites are affected by lake level fluctuations related to climate change impacts including precipitation, storms, and changes in agricultural water use. Park managers are documenting the impact of changing water levels on the cultural resources in the park. 

Location

1585 E 13th Ave
97403 Eugene, OR
United States
43° 44' 21.6672" N, 121° 56' 53.6712" W
Organization Overview: 

A collaborative project between the University of Oregon and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station

American Indian and Alaska Native tribes have contributed little to the causes of climate change, and yet face disproportionate risks.  Tribes have unique rights, cultures, and economies that are, or could be, vulnerable to climate change impacts. For indigenous peoples, the environmental impacts of climate change and some of the proposed solutions threaten ways of life, subsistence, lands rights, future growth, cultural survivability, and financial resources.

Location

United States
14° 46' 29.5788" S, 70° 55' 39.8424" W
Author Name(s): 
Diana Sietz, Sabino Edgar Mamani Choque, Matthias K.B. Lüdeke

Project Summary/Overview

Smallholder livelihoods in the Peruvian Altiplano (central Andes) are frequently threatened by weather extremes, including droughts, frosts and heavy rainfall. A project was undertaken to investigate characteristics of smallholder households that explain the link between climate vulnerability and food security. This study revealed distinct groups of smallholders with regard to their ability to meet food requirements. Taking up the basic concept of pattern analysis, vulnerability was assessed based on similarities at the household level.

Location

United States
46° 48' 11.8188" N, 71° 14' 34.0656" W
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Project Summary/Overview

To prepare for the impacts climate change may pose to Québec City, the Environmental Services Department developed a targeted climate change adaptation strategy. The adaptation plan was approved in 2009 and has 88 adaptation measures, the majority of which are focused on water quality and availability issues. Québec City plans to use the lessons learned and results from the Environmental Services Department climate change adaptation strategy to develop subsequent adaptation strategies for the entire city.

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Title: 
Graduate Associate, CBI; PhD student, MIT; Project Manager, New England Climate Adaptation Project
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Science Policy Coordinator
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Attorney - U.S. GAO
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Vice President
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