The urban forest of the Chicago Wilderness region, a 7-million-acre area covering portions of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, will face direct and indirect impacts from a changing climate over the 21st century. This assessment evaluates the vulnerability of urban trees and natural and developed landscapes within the Chicago Wilderness region to a range of future climates. We synthesized and summarized information on the contemporary landscape, provided information on past climate trends, and illustrated a range of projected future climates.
A new CDKN working paper by Andrew Scott of ODI explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus” of issues. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors, recognise these in decision-making and promote integrated policy-making.
In recent years, federal land management agencies in the United States have been tasked to consider climate change vulnerability and adaptation in their planning. Ecological vulnerability approaches have been the dominant framework, but these approaches have significant limitations for fully understanding vulnerability in complex social-ecological systems in and around multiple-use public lands. In this paper, we describe the context of United States federal public lands management with an emphasis on the Bureau of Land Management to highlight this unique decision-making context.
CCVA - Part 2 focuses on the risks from sea level rise and storm surges. The summary report and two technical reports describe the methods and results from applying the Boston Harbor Flood Risk Model, which is based on the Advanced Circulation (ADCIRC) model, in a vulnerability assessment of key assets and populations in Cambridge, MA. The Part 2 report complements the Part 1 report, which focuses on the risks from increasing temperatures and precipitation. The two CCVA Reports form the technical foundation for the Cambridge Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience Plan that is being
This 2017 report from Minnesota's Interagency Climate Adaptation Team updates previous versions from 2010 and 2013. The report describes observed and projected climate impacts in Minneosta, summarizes Minnesota state agency activities that are helping to adapt to climate change, presents statewide indicators of climate adaptation, and provides recommendations for future state action and interagency collaboration.