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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
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

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.

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 booklet was developed as part of an outreach toolkit for community based climate change adaptation in Micronesia. It is intended to condense both visual materials and key messages from the separate Flipchart and Facilitator's Notes into a small document that can be kept in communities for ongoing use.

Location

United States
41° 54' 52.3476" N, 70° 18' 5.4504" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Massachusetts Bays Project (MBP) was one of six pilot projects to receive a technical assistance award in 2008 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program. The primary purpose of the project was to conduct a vulnerability assessment of salt marsh habitat in the area in order to adjust management policies to properly address the challenges of climate change.

Location

715 L St.
99501 Anchorage, AK
United States
61° 12' 54.9864" N, 149° 54' 11.3256" W
Organization Overview: 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:

Location

NOAA Ocean Service 1305 East West Highway
20910 Silver Spring, MD
United States
39° 0' 14.94" N, 77° 2' 21.03" W
Organization Overview: 

The 95,331 miles of ocean and Great Lakes coastlines are home to almost 153 million people, about 53 percent or the total U.S. population. Our nation’s coasts host a variety of industrial and business activities—fisheries, energy facilities, marine transportation, and recreation—that contribute tens of billions of dollars to the economy per year. Our ports handle about $700 billion in merchandise, the cruise industry generates $12 billion annually, and retail expenditure on recreational boating account for over $30 billion nationwide.

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