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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

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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2407 STHY 17
33827 Babson Park, FL
United States
27° 49' 55.0956" N, 81° 31' 20.2692" W

Project Summary/Overview

During a climate change summit in July 2007, Governor Crist signed Executive Order 07-128, establishing the Action Team on Energy and Climate Change (Action Team). The Action Team was tasked to develop a comprehensive state energy and climate change action plan to reduce Florida’s greenhouse gas emissions, develop energy policies, and create mitigation and adaptation strategies. The Phase 1 report, completed in November 2007, provided recommendations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Florida.

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33042 Summerland Key, FL
United States
24° 39' 40.8096" N, 81° 26' 41.46" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Nature Conservancy, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, initiated the Florida Reef Resilience Program (FRRP) in 2004 to study the health of the Florida Reef tract from the Dry Tortugas to Port St. Lucie. The FRRP seeks to determine what makes some corals more resistant than others to climate change impacts, what factors contribute to areas of high or low resistance, and why certain areas are more resilient than others.

Location

Rome
Italy
41° 52' 55.8156" N, 12° 29' 17.9016" E
Organization Overview: 

FAO's activities comprise four main areas:

Location

3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 235
32399 Tallahassee, FL
United States
30° 28' 37.6104" N, 84° 21' 30.4524" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Florida Oceans and Coastal Council was created by the State of Florida to guide research priorities for Florida’s vulnerable coasts and oceans. The Council's mission is to coordinate public and private research to address emerging management needs in the state and develop a statewide research plan. It was developed by the Florida Legislature through the Oceans and Coastal Resources Act in 2005. Each year the Council reviews critical needs for the state and develops priorities for ocean and coastal research.

Abstract

The performance of crops, wild plants, livestock and aquatic resources under stress depends both on their inherent genetic capacity and on the whole agroecosystems in which they are managed. For that reason, any serious effort to increase the resilience of developing country agriculture in the face of climate change must involve the adoption of climate-resilient crop varieties and animal breeds as well as more prudent management of crops, animals and the natural resources that sustain their production while providing other vital services for people and the environment.

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1315 East West Hywy
Silver Spring, MD
United States
38° 59' 32.4564" N, 77° 1' 49.6164" W

Project Summary/Overview

In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will host a series of meetings to create tools and strategies to help natural resource managers and decision makers prepare for changes in climate. These meetings will be focused on selective habitat conservation as a tool for climate change adaptation. Results from the meetings may be published in a document, as a website, or as a series of case studies.

Location

1315 East West Hwy
20910 Silver Spring, MD
United States
38° 59' 32.1144" N, 77° 1' 50.6208" W
Organization Overview: 

The NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation’s mission is to protect, conserve, and restore habitats for a broad range of societal benefits and idealizes three primary outcomes: increased protection of habitats, increased restoration of habitats, and increased public awareness and stewardship of habitats. To attain these outcomes, the NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation relies upon ecosystem based decisions, engagement of stakeholders, encouragement of communities to become stewards of the environment, partnerships, and the use of the best available science.

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440 Church St. Samuel T. Dana Building
48109 Ann Arbor, MI
United States
42° 16' 36.9588" N, 83° 44' 4.7976" W
Organization Overview: 

Michigan Sea Grant supports research, outreach, and education to enhance the sustainable use of Great Lakes resources to benefi t the economy, the environment, and quality of life.

Abstract

These "Adapting to a Changing Climate" facilitator's notes were developed as part of an outreach toolkit for community based climate change adaptation in Micronesia. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the separate Flipchart. Funded by the Micronesia Conservation Trust and The Nature Conservancy on behalf of the Micronesia Challenge, the toolkit is meant to motivate leaders to take action and be involved in climate change vulnerabilty and adaptation planning in a meaningful way and to engage the community in adaptation activties.

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