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United States
39° 52' 2.2548" N, 74° 6' 44.1036" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

With a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP) is continuing its adaptation planning efforts. Through the creation of a working group, BBNEP is conducting a needs assessment, coordinating with other climate-related efforts in the state, and working on potential adaptation plans with input from stakeholders.

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1718 Connecticut Ave Suite 300
20009 Washington , DC
United States
38° 54' 47.556" N, 77° 2' 45.33" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

Since 1984, Island Press has been a trusted source of environmental information and solutions. We publish the best new ideas about how to protect the environment—and work tirelessly to spread those ideas to help people make a positive difference in the world. Each year, we publish 40 new books on such vital topics as conservation biology, marine science, land conservation, green building, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological restoration. But we are much more than a book publisher.

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United States
25° 46' 27.3576" N, 80° 11' 37.1724" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The Miami-Dade Climate Change Advisory Task Force (CCATF) was created in 2006 to review climate change impacts and advise the Board of County Commissioners on priority mitigation and adaptation actions to respond to these impacts. The CCATF is made up of 25 members and seven committees representing different sectors, which are appointed by the Mayor, Commissioners, and County Manager. The seven committees include over 150 members that review specific climate change adaptation and mitigation priorities that address the built environment, economy, and natural systems.

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99603 Homer , AK
United States
59° 38' 33" N, 151° 32' 53.9988" W
Alaska US

Project Summary/Overview

In 2007, Homer, Alaska was selected to pilot the ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Climate Resilient Communities program. This program works with local governments to catalog greenhouse gas emissions and to develop mitigation and adaptation strategies. In December 2007 Homer released the Climate Action Plan.

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United States
35° 48' 52.0992" N, 75° 49' 4.8864" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is located in Dare and Hyde Counties, North Carolina, in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary. This pilot project is the result of a partnership between the North Carolina chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to evaluate the effects of different adaptation strategies on areas impacted (or likely to be impacted) by sea level rise. This is an adaptive management study to determine how to make the shoreline more resilient to rising sea levels.

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United States
26° 53' 7.188" N, 82° 6' 42.5376" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) conducted a regionwide vulnerability assessment and developed an adaptation plan for the City of Punta Gorda, Florida over a two year period, and is now working to develop a set of climate change indicators and a monitoring plan.

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United States
27° 43' 20.7696" N, 111° 43' 51.4452" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The coasts of Mexico are experiencing rapid coastal development and population growth. Development in coastal areas has contributed to the destruction of mangrove forests and coastal wetlands. This project analyzed the value of mangroves to the Gulf of California economy by determining the ecosystem services that mangroves provide to the region’s fisheries. The expected outcome is to use this information to drive climate adaptation in the region by restoring and protecting coastal mangrove areas and pushing for changes in coastal planning and development.

Location

United States
37° 2' 36.5532" N, 119° 10' 46.8768" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

Sea level rise, erosion, increased temperatures, and changes in precipitation are among the many climate change impacts expected to affect California’s natural and built environment. In 2009, the California Climate Adaptation Strategy was released.

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Mexico
19° 16' 33.1968" N, 88° 28' 52.104" W
Quintana Roo MX

Project Summary/Overview

The Centro Ecológico Akumal (Ecology Center in Akumal or CEA) is working on three main objectives in their conservation program for the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo: marine and coastal protection, sea turtle protection, and water quality. The main goal for 2010 is a "clean water” program to increase resilience of the coastal areas and nearshore reefs. Climate change is still not a priority for the local government and has not been a priority for the area, even though state climate action plans are now mandated by the Mexican government.

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600 South Calhoun Street, Suite 251
32399-1300 Tallahassee , FL
United States
30° 26' 15.72" N, 84° 16' 46.542" W
Florida US

Project Summary/Overview

Florida’s Energy and Climate Commission is composed of nine commissioners. Florida’s Governor appoints seven members and the remaining two are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture Service and the Chief Financial Officer. The Commission is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Florida’s Energy and Climate Action Plan, which was submitted to Florida Governor Charlie Crist on October 15, 2008.

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