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Abstract

Cities around the world are increasingly aware of the need to prepare for greater variability in temperature, precipitation and natural disasters expected to take place as a result of global climate change. In recent years, numerous reports and manuals have been written and networks formed to offer guidance and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. However, since systematic studies have not been conducted, the information and methods being disseminated often are based on the efforts of a limited number of cities and wisdom drawn from experience in other domains.

Location

Richmond , VA
United States
37° 33' 11.8368" N, 77° 25' 53.9076" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

In 2007, Governor Tim Kaine issued Executive Order 59, establishing a Climate Change Commission. The Virginia Climate Change Commission was created to evaluate expected impacts of climate change on Virginia’s natural resources, the health of its citizens, and the economy, including the industries of agriculture, forestry, tourism, and insurance and also to identify what Virginia needs to do to prepare for the likely consequences of climate change.

The Commission devised an action plan to do the following:

Location

2101 L Street, NW Suite 500
20037 Washington , DC
United States
38° 54' 29.2788" N, 77° 4' 8.7312" W
District Of Columbia US
Organization Overview: 

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501 c3 non-profit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.

Location

United States
21° 22' 16.4784" N, 157° 53' 43.8288" W
US
Organization Overview: 

Smart Trees Pacific (Friends of Hawaii’s Urban Forest) is an environmental non-profit organization that provides technical and material resources to best use urban trees as a dynamic resource that will enhance and manage sustainable communities.

Location

2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 550
22201 Arlington , VA
United States
38° 52' 41.538" N, 77° 6' 27.1584" W
Virginia US
Organization Overview: 

Launched in November 2011, C2ES is the successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, long recognized in the United States and abroad as an influential and pragmatic voice on climate issues.

Location

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

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre coordinates the Caribbean region’s response to climate change. Officially opened in August 2005, the Centre is the key node for information on climate change issues and on the region’s response to managing and adapting to climate change in the Caribbean.

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Position Title: 
Acclimate Project

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