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United States
21° 7' 31.7928" N, 95° 48' 2.8116" W
US

Project Summary

The coastal zone of the Gulf and Caribbean coasts of Mexico is extremely vulnerable to climate change impacts. These areas are already threatened by habitat degradation, ecosystem fragmentation, increased development and population growth, and a lack of coastal zone legislation to guide management and protection. There is an urgent need to develop an integrated Environmental Strategic Plan for the coastal zone with the involvement of government, university sectors, and stakeholders, and to develop a regional coastal zone program and legislation.

Location

705 Christensen Drive
99501 Anchorage , AK
United States
61° 13' 13.2384" N, 149° 53' 42.7488" W
Alaska US
Organization Overview: 

The wilderness society was established in 1935 with a founding mission to “protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care about our wild places.” To date notable accomplishments include writing and passing the Wilderness Act and protecting 109 million acres of land as designated Wilderness, over half of which is in Alaska. Projects are completed using the best available science and in collaboration with communities and conservation groups. Their key issues include: wilderness, global warming, energy, roadless forests, and stewardship.

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PO Box 11195
98110 Bainbridge Island , WA
United States
47° 38' 44.9988" N, 122° 32' 36.3876" W
Washington US
Organization Overview: 

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.

Location

United States
37° 40' 51.7512" N, 122° 7' 27.8724" W
US

Project Summary

In 2008, the Board of the San Lorenzo Water District approved a climate change resolution that commits the District to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and considering the impacts of climate change in all planning documents. The 2009 Master Water Supply and Management Plans discuss how climate change will impact local water resources. Climate change is expected to cause drier and shorter wet seasons regionally, making both water conservation and efficiency priority issues for water managers.

Location

Periférico Sur 5000, 6° Piso, Col. Insurgentes Cuicuilco Del. Coyoacán
04530 México
Mexico
19° 25' 49.2024" N, 99° 8' 26.25" W
MX
Organization Overview: 

Gathering scientific information on environmental issues and training of human resources, to inform society, support decision making, encourage protection, promote sustainable use, and support the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources.

Abstract

From the Executive Summary:

The focus of this document centered on identifying the potential impacts, both positive and negative, to wildlife and their habitats that a changing climate will cause. This was accomplished by conducting a literature review of pertinent climatological and biological research papers and reports; then where possible relating those findings to the habitats and faunal groups of Tennessee.

Abstract

From the Executive Summary:

Clean water is essential to our health, our communities, and our lives. Yet our water infrastructure (drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, dams, and levees) is seriously outdated. In addition, we have degraded much of our essential natural infrastructure (forests, streams, wetlands, and floodplains). Climate change will worsen the situation, as rising temperatures, increased water demands, extended droughts, and intense storms strain our water supplies, flood our communities, and pollute our waterways.

Abstract

Coral reefs in the Nosy Hara Marine Park showed a high coral cover for the WIO, with levels of 34%, and a peak of 53%. Other important cover types were soft corals, being most abundant on outer wave-exposed sites, and macroalgae/cyanobacteria on sheltered inner sites. Overall, terrestrial influence is very high, which is the natural condition in the area, with low visibility levels for coral reefs, shallow reef bases, and evidence of high sediment influence on coral communities and in reef sediments.

Abstract

The purpose of this report ‘The Ocean and Climate Change – Tools and Guidelines for Action’ is to engage, inform and guide decision makers with regard to the development and implementation of marine and coastal climate change strategies and programmes.Despite its enormous importance in regulating global climate and its sensitivity to the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification, the ocean continues to get only peripheral attention in global climate research, climate change policy and implementation plans.

Location

81 STHY 1
04101 Portland , ME
United States
43° 39' 13.9608" N, 70° 15' 44.334" W
Maine US

Project Summary

In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency selected the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership (CBEP) as one of eight projects to support as part of the Climate Ready Estuaries Program, whose goal is to build local adaptive capacity to climate change. Through a technical assistance grant, CBEP is planning to develop an outreach plan that will target local decision makers and stakeholders and help inform the development of a climate change adaptation plan for the Casco Bay estuary.

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