About the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange

    CAKE is an ever-growing shared knowledge base that enhances climate adaptation action by:

    > Providing accurate, timely, and useful information to CAKE users.

    > Increasing awareness of adaptation projects, options, practitioners, and resources.

    > Engaging the broader community to develop the field of adaptation.

    The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) was launched in July 2010 and is managed by EcoAdapt, a non-profit with a singular mission—to create a robust future in the face of climate change by bringing together diverse players to reshape planning and management in response to rapid climate change.

    CAKE is a knowledge sharing platform that houses an extensive digital library of high-quality climate change adaptation case studies, tools, and resources, spanning all phases of the adaptation process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring). The community section features upcoming opportunities and ways to engage. CAKE users are encouraged to submit their own resources, events, and opportunities, so get involved today!

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    Climate change is happening now.

    Frequent and hazardous climate-driven events put our natural and built systems, as well as the communities that depend on their services, at risk. Planning for this reality is an increasing priority at the local, federal, and international level.

    However, with limited time and capacity and an ever-growing list of resources, many have expressed frustration in finding the most relevant resources.

    This is where CAKE comes in.

    Whether you’re a city planner interested in on-the-ground examples of how your peers implement adaptation strategies, or your brand new to the field and looking to better understand the basics, CAKE has something for you.

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    Better informed planning for a resilient future.

    CAKE is a platform where managers, planners, and anyone else who is interested can take more informed action by leveraging resources submitted by users and EcoAdapt staff.

    CAKE provides resources for all knowledge levels and features information spanning geographies, sectors, and scales.

    Through on-the-ground case studies and other resources created by and for the adaptation community, CAKE users have the opportunity to share their own experiences as well as learn from others in the field.

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    The Faces Behind CAKE

    EcoAdapt Team

    EcoAdapt Team

    Managing Organization

    CAKE is a program of EcoAdapt, a non-profit that works within the field of climate change adaptation. EcoAdapt’s Carey Schafer, Eric Mielbrecht, and Kathryn Braddock take point on CAKE strategic planning, content curation, and content development.

    Haley Pope

    Haley Pope

    CAKE Program Support

    Haley is an independent contractor who provides website and content database management and CAKE program support.

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    NEMAC Team

    Software Development

    UNC's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center team provides CAKE website development and technical support.

    Jessica Hitt

    Jessica Hitt

    Former CAKE Program Manager

    Jessica helped launch CAKE and manage the program, its website, and content for EcoAdapt for more than ten years.


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