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United States
28° 0' 55.5048" N, 81° 40' 20.5068" W
Author Name(s): 
Kate Haley

Project Summary/Overview

Following through on recommendations from a 2008 climate change summit, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) worked with partners to conduct limited vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for a subset of species. Those efforts provided the foundational science-based information for the revised State Wildlife Action Plan (2010).

The revised SWAP climate change chapter, titled “Florida Adapting to Climate Change,” is meant to facilitate further incorporation of climate change research and adaptation planning into the knowledge base of scientists and managers throughout Florida and to better address the impacts of climate change on wildlife. As part of this effort, the agency worked with partners to explore two complementary approaches to assess species vulnerability. The first approach was a vulnerability index that generated relative vulnerability ranks across species and helped elucidate underlying factors contributing to vulnerability. In the second approach, spatially explicit vulnerability analyses were used to simulate a range of likely responses to sea level rise, public policy options, and financial conditions. These approaches differed in the degree to which they incorporated both human and species-level responses, as well as in the type and scale of the outputs that were produced. Outputs from both approaches were brought into a workshop-based process involving managers and biologists, and used to identify potential adaptation strategies for focal species. The FWC intends to build upon the groundwork laid by this pilot study by exploring ways to more broadly apply vulnerability assessments and determining how these results could be used to inform agency decisions such as species management, land acquisition, policy and regulation, and research and monitoring efforts.

Location

Mexico
30° 25' 47.028" N, 113° 55' 41.6028" W

Location

620 S. Meridian St Farris Bryant Building
32399-1600 Tallahassee, FL
United States
30° 26' 13.7364" N, 84° 16' 40.1448" W
Organizational Focus / Expertise
Affiliation: 
State / Provincial Government

Location

1411 Ellis Ave
54806 Ashland, WI
United States
46° 34' 51.0456" N, 90° 52' 24.4452" W

Location

1420 East 6th Avenue PO Box 200701
59620-0701 Helena, MT
United States
46° 35' 12.7104" N, 112° 0' 54.9" W

Location

United States
37° 46' 45.8364" N, 122° 25' 53.9076" W

Location

United States
18° 59' 34.3644" N, 97° 59' 52.9692" W

Project Summary/Overview

Climate Change Adaptation in Protected Areas in Mexico for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services is a collaborative program of The Nature Conservancy intended to protect biodiversity and ecosystems from climate change impacts. The program looks at adaptation, resilience, and connectivity in protected areas. A pilot program on climate adaptation in Southeast Mexico’s protected areas began in July 2010.

Location

Riara
00200 Nairobi
Kenya

Abstract

Agriculture in developing countries must undergo a significant transformation in order to meet the related challenges of achieving food security and responding to climate change. Projections based on population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production will need to increase by at least 70 percent to meet demands by 2050. Most estimates also indicate that climate change is likely to reduce agricultural productivity, production stability and incomes in some areas that already have high levels of food insecurity.

Location

Calle Sexta No. 1760 Col. Obrera
CP 22830 Ensenada, BCN
Mexico
31° 51' 52.0668" N, 116° 36' 50.2524" W

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