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United States
19° 49' 48.45" N, 90° 32' 5.6724" W
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Project Summary

Each State in Mexico is mandated to complete a Climate Change Action Plan. In the State of Campeche, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainability is working with the local university's Center of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico (EPOMEX) to prepare a plan for the region. The Ministry of Environment and Sustainability is also working to design, implement, and enforce state environmental policies to promote environmental protection and preservation of natural resources.

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

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
51° 32' 42.7236" N, 62° 34' 41.25" W
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Project Summary

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
64° 23' 3.39" N, 90° 21' 5.6268" W
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Project Summary

Nunavut has already experienced a number of climate change impacts, including loss of sea ice, permafrost, and habitat for key species. The Nunavut Department of the Environment developed a climate change strategy to address and prepare the province for future climate change.

Location

United States
23° 38' 16.134" N, 164° 5' 30.4692" W
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Project Summary

The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) is situated in the northwestern portion of the Hawaiian Archipelago and is one of the world’s largest marine protected areas. Management of the Monument is the responsibility of three co-trustees: the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2008, the co-trustees developed the PMNM Management Plan for ensuring coordinated management of the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Monument.

Location

United States
34° 0' 53.01" N, 119° 58' 14.5308" W
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Project Summary

The Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary (CINMS), located off the southern coast of California, consists of approximately 1,110 square nautical miles of ocean and coastal waters. The primary objective of the CINMS is to conserve, protect, and enhance the biodiversity, ecological integrity, and cultural legacy of marine resources surrounding the Channel Islands for current and future generations. In 2009, a final management plan for the sanctuary was released that sets out priority management issues and actions for the next five to ten years.

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United States
38° 0' 15.0804" N, 76° 0' 22.194" W
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Project Summary

Somerset County received a grant through Maryland’s Coast-Smart Communities Initiative grant program to assess the county’s vulnerability to climate change and develop a plan of action to prepare for those impacts. The county reviewed existing plans, development codes, regulations, and laws to ensure the necessary policies and codes were prepared for the reality of the county’s climate future, specifically addressing sea level rise and coastal storms.

Location

United States
38° 30' 14.1768" N, 76° 4' 49.1592" W
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Project Summary

Dorchester County is Maryland’s second largest county and includes over 350,000 acres of wetlands, tidal marshes, creeks, and other low-lying lands. Around half of the county’s landscape lies at elevations below 4.9 feet, making it one of Maryland’s most at-risk counties to sea level rise. With financial and technical support from Maryland’s Coast-Smart Communities Initiative grant program, the county developed Sea Level Rise: A Technical Guidance for Dorchester County.

Location

United States
39° 17' 20.2668" N, 76° 39' 5.7996" W
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Project Summary

The Coast-Smart Communities Initiative is charged with providing a toolbox of resources to help Maryland counties and towns develop climate-smart management policies and on-the-ground measures. The Initiative, housed under the Department of Natural Resources, developed a Community Scorecard, Coastal Communities Initiative competitive grant, Maryland’s Coastal Atlas, and a number of case studies to act as models for other local governments.

Location

United States
66° 15' 24.0012" N, 166° 4' 18.9984" W
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Project Summary

The Native Village of Shishmaref is located on Sarichef Island in the Chukchi Sea. This barrier island is highly vulnerable to coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, and flooding. Relocation efforts have been underway since 2001; a lack of funding has delayed the process and the people and infrastructure remain at risk.

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