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Adaptation is not just about the risks to be endured due to climate variability. As the climate is changing so too is the operating environment for councils. Council decision-making processes need to support and strengthen the capacity of staff to identify inherent opportunities that arise from change, as well as the risks. ICLEI Oceania has been working with councils to build such capacity through the delivery of its CCP Adaptation Initiative, which benefits from the learnings of the CCP Program and the Australian Government's risk management work.

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Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world and will become even more so as a result of climate change. Floods, tropical cyclones, storm surges and droughts are likely to become more frequent and severe in the coming years. These changes will threaten the significant achievements Bangladesh has made over the last 20 years in increasing incomes and reducing poverty, and will make it more difficult to achieve the MDGs.

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Educator & Architect
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Policy Analyst

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707 Richards Street, Suite 200
96813 Honolulu, HI
United States
21° 18' 19.368" N, 157° 51' 43.6428" W
Organization Overview: 

The Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, commonly called OahuMPO, is responsible for coordinating transportation planning on Oahu.

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1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
20590 Washington, DC
United States
38° 52' 33.1104" N, 77° 0' 11.0484" W
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides stewardship over the construction, maintenance and preservation of the Nation’s highways, bridges and tunnels. FHWA also conducts research and provides technical assistance to state and local agencies in an effort to improve safety, mobility, and livability, and to encourage innovation.

Adaptation work: 

FHWA believes that the impacts of climate change need to be taken into account as transportation systems are planned and as transportation projects are developed. There are several initiatives underway designed to develop information, tools, and procedures necessary to support the consideration of the impacts of climate change.

Summary of FHWA Climate Adaptation Initiatives (as of February 2014)

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101 Eighth Street
94607 Oakland, CA
United States
37° 47' 48.9588" N, 122° 15' 57.6324" W
Organization Overview: 

Created by the state Legislature in 1970 (California Government Code § 66500 et seq.), the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Over the years, the agency's scope has grown, and it is now three agencies in one, functioning as MTC as well as the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) and the Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (SAFE).

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1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
20004 Washington, DC
United States
38° 53' 43.8072" N, 77° 4' 17.85" W
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USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

U.S. foreign assistance has always had the twofold purpose of furthering America's interests while improving lives in the developing world. USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad.

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Control Environmental Officer

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