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Abstract

Climate change threatens biodiversity and its role in supporting human development around the world. It is vital that policymakers act to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems to climate change in order to respond to this threat. This paper and the accompanying Legal and Policy Tools to Adapt Biodiversity Management to Climate Change: A Resource Manual provide a menu of solutions for doing so.

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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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Location

United States
48° 54' 11.6856" N, 84° 48' 52.0308" W

Project Summary/Overview

This integrated research project, which ran from 2007-2008, was initiated to better understand the implications of projected climate change impacts and adaptation responses on southern Ontario’s fish, fisheries, and water resources. Climate change will have predominantly negative effects on species and habitats, and resulting economic effects are expected to be devastating to the region. In addition, changes in temperature and precipitation patterns will require alterations to water resources planning and management.

Location

United States
55° 12' 8.2152" N, 93° 52' 1.8768" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Regional Adaptation Collaboratives (RAC) Climate Change Program was designed to help Canadian communities prepare for and adapt to the regional impacts of climate change. The six RACs work with federal, provincial, local, and community partners to identify climate-related issues and develop place-specific solutions to mitigate adverse impacts in the future. The RAC Program and associated projects are scheduled to conclude in December 2012.

Title: 
Director, Elementa; Director for Strategic Development, BioOne
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Coral Reef Advisory Group Coordinator

Location

1476 Campus Delivery
80523 Fort Collins, CO
United States
40° 34' 12" N, 105° 5' 24" W
Organization Overview: 

The North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is part of a federal network of eight Climate Science Centers created to provide scientific information, tools, and techniques that managers and other parties interested in land, water, wildlife and cultural resources can use to anticipate, monitor, and adapt to climate change.

The Climate in the North Central domain is driven by large-scale patterns in atmospheric circulation, the region’s complex topography, and effects due to the nature of the local land cover.

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