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53° 31' 22.422" N, 59° 9' 1.4076" W
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In response to community concerns about the potential impacts of climate change on renewable resources in Labrador, a conference was held to examine the possible future interactions of climate change on renewable resources and set priorities for developing strategies to adapt to potential impacts.

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United States
39° 17' 20.2668" N, 76° 39' 5.7996" W
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The Coast-Smart Communities Initiative is charged with providing a toolbox of resources to help Maryland counties and towns develop climate-smart management policies and on-the-ground measures. The Initiative, housed under the Department of Natural Resources, developed a Community Scorecard, Coastal Communities Initiative competitive grant, Maryland’s Coastal Atlas, and a number of case studies to act as models for other local governments.

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United States
44° 24' 32.1588" N, 122° 32' 29.4144" W
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The Upper Willamette River Basin of western Oregon borders the Coast Mountain Range to the west and the headwaters of the Cascade Mountains to the east. The Basin encompasses nearly two million acres, 90% of which is forested. Climate change is likely to alter natural systems and resources of the Upper Willamette River Basin, subsequently affecting ecosystem services in the region.

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United States
35° 16' 57.9072" N, 120° 39' 34.6176" W
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Climate change is likely to affect natural and human systems in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County including impacts to agriculture, human health, natural resources, infrastructure, emergency response needs, and tourism. The National Center for Conservation Science and Policy (now the Geos Institute), in partnership with the Local Government Commission, convened a series of workshops in SLO County to identify resources and populations that are most vulnerable to climate change and then to develop initial strategies to increase the capacity of human and natural systems to adapt to these changes.

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United States
38° 59' 18.9276" N, 76° 48' 19.512" W
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Water Utilities (CRWU) Program provides tools and resources for water utilities to prepare for the effects of global climate change. A CRWU Working Group has been created to provide recommendations on the effectiveness of the program. In addition, CRWU provides water utility owners and operators with tools and resources to prepare for climate change.

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United States
37° 40' 7.7556" N, 122° 4' 50.8656" W
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The Hayward shoreline, located along east San Francisco Bay, is susceptible to inundation from wave action and flooding. Increasing sea level, which is predicted to rise by 16 inches in 2050 and 55 inches in 2100 in the bay, further threatens the area. To assess the impacts of anticipated sea level rise along the Hayward shoreline, the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) commissioned a study by an engineering consulting firm, Philip Williams and Associates (PWA), to evaluate vulnerable infrastructure and examine strategies to protect wetlands and shoreline development.

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United States
37° 21' 30.654" N, 122° 12' 42.8904" W
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The California coastline extends for more than 2,000 miles and is vulnerable to a range of natural hazards such as storms and extreme high tides that will be made worse by sea level rise. In 2003, the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program established the California Climate Change Research Center to sponsor climate change research focusing on regional and sectoral impacts.

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United States
32° 38' 24.1944" N, 117° 5' 3.1056" W
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Chula Vista is the second largest city in the San Diego metropolitan area of southern California. Since the early 1990s, Chula Vista has been working to address climate change and in early 2009, the city tasked the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) with developing strategies to help plan for and adapt to the potential impacts of climate-related changes. In October 2010, the CCWG released a final list of recommendations on climate adaptation strategies to reduce the city’s future risk from climate change-related impacts.

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United States
67° 26' 30.5412" N, 133° 44' 34.494" W
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Tsiigehtchic is a small, traditional community located in the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada. Due to its northern location, climate change impacts such as melting permafrost and increased erosion are already being felt in Tsiigehtchic. In response, the Tsiigehtchic community partnered with Ecology North, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting sound environmental decision-making at individual, community, and regional levels, to develop a climate change adaptation plan.

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United States
21° 24' 10.3176" N, 157° 44' 17.7576" W
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Kailua Beach is located on the windward (eastern) shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. While Kailua Beach is relatively stable, it is still at risk from a number of threats including overdevelopment and sea level rise. The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program (UHSG) has partnered with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) to develop a comprehensive beach and dune management and land use development plan for Kailua Beach.

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