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Location

Ring Road, P.O. Box 563 2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building
Belmopan
Belize
16° 38' 10.2912" N, 88° 40' 53.9076" W
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Affiliation: 
NGO

Location

United States
45° 40' 37.5276" N, 111° 2' 6.5148" W
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Project Summary/Overview

The Northern Great Plains stretch 450 miles long and 175 miles wide across Canada and the United States. Identified as one of the World Wildlife Fund’s most biologically significant places on Earth, the area was the subject of a 2004 ecoregional assessment (Ocean of Grass: A Conservation Assessment for the Northern Great Plains). An addendum to the report, focused on climate change impacts and adaptation strategies, was released in 2011. This report provides an overview of climate change impacts to the Northern Great Plains Ecoregion and suggests general adaptation techniques that will be beneficial. The analysis and literature review are meant to provide regional-scale data on the exposure of species and systems to historical and predicted future climate change, as well as provide information from the scientific literature that can serve as a qualitative vulnerability analysis for the region as a whole. The purpose of this report is to suggest priorities for conservation work in the Northern Great Plains with a focus on potential climate change impacts, much in the same way that the original Ocean of Grass report did more generally for conservation and restoration in the region. This report uses the priority landscapes and species identified in Ocean of Grass as a basis for understanding climate change impacts and prioritizing adaptation actions.

Abstract

This document, Preparing for a Changing Climate: Washington State’s Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy, lays out a framework to protect our communities, natural resources, and economy from the impacts of climate change and build our capacity to adapt to expected climate changes. It describes how existing and new state policies and programs can better prepare Washington to respond to the impacts of climate change.

Location

P.O. Box 57588-00200
Nairobi
Kenya
1° 8' 33.0072" S, 36° 44' 17.8116" E

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