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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
Organization Overview: 

The Nature Conservancy has been actively working in Mexico since 1988. The Nature Conservancy helps conservation of ecosystems by working with   communities, assisting in the development of management plans for protected areas, controlling the spread of invasive species, and managing for uncontrolled fires.

Location

Camino al Ajusco No. 200 Jardines en la Montaña
14210 Tlalpan, DIF
Mexico
19° 19' 2.9424" N, 99° 12' 57.1896" W
Organization Overview: 

The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas currently manages 173 natural areas under federal management representing more than 25, 250.963 hectares. These protected areas were created by a Presidential order and the management, regulation, and use of these these areas are set in accordance with the General Act of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection.

Abstract

Climate change adds a significant stress to biodiversity in Canada, compounding the effects of continuing habitat loss and over-exploitation of natural resources. These cumulative threats to flora and fauna heighten the need for conservation strategies. Policy in the climate change area has focused on greenhouse gas mitigation, but the complementary response of adaptation must also be addressed as changing climate will have effects on biodiversity even if global emission targets are met.

Location

United States
25° 5' 11.454" N, 80° 26' 50.208" W

Project Summary/Overview

Coral reefs are extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts, especially when combined with existing stresses such as land-based sources of pollution, habitat degradation, and overfishing. EcoAdapt has been working on a climate change action plan for Florida's reefs as result of the Reef Resilience conference recommendations in 2008.

Location

325 E. Lake Street Suite 22
49770 Petoskey, MI
United States
45° 22' 29.8884" N, 84° 57' 22.7916" W
Organization Overview: 

Freshwater Future helps people protect the Great Lakes.  We do this by providing funding, technical and communications assistance to groups working to protect and restore their rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater in the Great Lakes region.

Freshwater Future's mission is to build effective community-based initiatives to protect and restore the water quality of the Great Lakes basin.

Adaptation work: 

Freshwater Future’s Climate Program focuses on how to recognize and incorporate climate change adaptation into the work you are already doing to protect water resources. The need for climate change adaptation is based on the fact that no matter how much we attempt to mitigate greenhouse gases, it is evident that sufficient results cannot be achieved in the short term. The Earth is committed to continuing climate change. We cannot elimate at this moment in time climate change impacts.

Abstract

Lara reviews how existing conservation and resource management approaches are vulnerable to climate change, then discusses approaches to reducing that vulnerability.

Abstract

From the Introduction:The dynamic nature of Lake Erie means that things change, often unpredictably. Section 2 describes how the issues of concern in the lake have changed over time. Some of the issues were resolved through management actions over a short period of time, while others required long-term and ongoing management plans. Some goals, such as phosphorus concentrations in the lake, were considered achieved until zebra mussels invaded and concentrations began fluctuating again.

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