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41° 54' 59.1624" N, 83° 23' 51.756" W
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Resilient Monroe is a land-use planning and community design project in southeast Michigan sponsored by the City of Monroe, Frenchtown Charter Township and Monroe Charter Township. Together, these three local governments are planning for successful, resilient community adaptation to the social, environmental and economic challenges presented by climate change.

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The National Climate Assessment assesses the science of climate change and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. It documents climate change related impacts and responses for various sectors and regions, with the goal of better informing public and private decision-making at all levels.

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United States
43° 56' 24.3564" N, 80° 19' 55.3116" W
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The Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC or Consortium) represents a distributed collective of scientists, researchers and practitioners from across Ontario with a focus on addressing climate change issues pertinent to Ontario and beyond. The OCC has its origins in an original partnership formed by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and York University in 2010 with the development of the Climate Consortium for Research Action Integration (CC-RAI).

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United States
44° 42' 18.3816" N, 89° 49' 27.1884" W
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The Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) was created to support the efforts of multiple stakeholders charged with identifying vulnerabilities to climate change and developing adaptation strategies. WICCI released an impacts and adaptation strategies assessment in 2011 as a first step toward developing a statewide climate change adaptation strategy.

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United States
46° 22' 9.0084" N, 80° 51' 33.75" W
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The Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR) is mandated to communicate climate science, facilitate the development and implementation of adaptation strategies, cultivate local and regional partnerships, and support the measures recommended by Ontario’s Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation.

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United States
41° 29' 59.2836" N, 85° 52' 8.9076" W
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Projected climate impacts in the Northwoods region include warmer temperatures, longer growing seasons, shifts in the timing and amount of precipitation, changes in soil moisture patterns, increasing pests and diseases, and more frequent storms, droughts, floods, and wildfires. These changes are likely to significantly affect the forests, ecosystems, and wildlife of the region.

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United States
43° 11' 19.0464" N, 84° 27' 46.4076" W
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The Michigan Climate Coalition (MCC), founded in 2010, brings together individuals from non-profit organizations, businesses, government, and educational institutions to enhance networking and collaboration, communication, and action around climate change and adaptation for Michigan. The MCC website – www.miclimatecoalition.org – includes resources, events, funding opportunities, and contact information for those interested in climate science, adaptation, sustainability, and related disciplines.

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Climate change threatens biodiversity and its role in supporting human development around the world. It is vital that policymakers act to strengthen the resilience of ecosystems to climate change in order to respond to this threat. This paper and the accompanying Legal and Policy Tools to Adapt Biodiversity Management to Climate Change: A Resource Manual provide a menu of solutions for doing so.

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United States
44° 46' 21.8568" N, 81° 28' 28.5924" W
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The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) was created to coordinate restoration efforts in the region. The GLRI released an Action Plan in 2010, which builds upon the 2005 Great Lakes Region Collaboration Strategy, and is the basis upon which Great Lakes restoration will be planned and budgeted at the federal level.

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United States
49° 4' 34.5576" N, 73° 18' 2.8116" W
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The Quebec Regional Adaptation Collaborative (RAC) has focused its climate change adaptation efforts on three themes: built environment, water management, and socio-economic activities, including forestry, agriculture, and tourism and recreation.

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