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Location

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. The Phase 2 report was completed on October 15, 2008, which resulted in the final Florida Action Plan on Energy and Climate Change (Action Plan).

Location

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. The FRRP seeks to increase the understanding of reef health in order to guide management actions that will improve the resilience of the Florida Reef tract to climate change impacts and enhance the reef-user industry.

Location

Rome
Italy
41° 52' 55.8156" N, 12° 29' 17.9016" E
Organizational Focus / Expertise
Affiliation: 
Multilateral Body

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.

Location

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
Organizational Focus / Expertise
Affiliation: 
National / Federal Government

Location

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

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.

Abstract

This "Adapting to a Changing Climate" flipchart was developed as part of an outreach toolkit for community based climate change adaptation in Micronesia. It is intended to be used in conjunction with separate Facilitator's Notes. 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 vulnerability and adaptation planning in a meaningful way and to engage the community in adaptation activties.

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