About the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange
CAKE is an ever-growing shared knowledge base aimed to enhance climate adaptation action by:
> Providing accurate, timely, and useful information for existing and future 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 members are encouraged to submit their own events, opportunities, and resources!
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 even international levels. However, with limited time and capacity and an ever-growing list of resources, many have expressed frustration with the time required to sift through databases to find 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.
Better informed planning for a resilient future.
CAKE is a platform where managers, planners, and the broader community can take more informed action through resources submitted by users and EcoAdapt staff. CAKE is a resource for all knowledge levels and features information spanning geographies, sectors, and phases of the adaptation process.
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.
The Slices of CAKE
CAKE case studies provide real-world examples of adaptation action that:
- Share examples of actions others have taken and lessons learned
- Highlight actions focused on various ecosystems, impacts, sectors, and strategies
- Demonstrate a variety of approaches to adapting to climate change
- Identify barriers to action and innovative solutions
CAKE provides downloadable resources that span a variety of adaptation topics that:
- Include scientific journals, grey literature, books, action plans, and multimedia sources
- Provide users with a specialized collection of the best resources available on climate change adaptation
- Help users quickly and easily identify a full range of available adaptation resources
CAKE directs users to a variety of online tools like interactive maps and databases that will:
- Help users process climate change information
- Allow users to identify and assess risks and vulnerabilities to climate change
- Help users make informed management decisions
- Support adaptation action
CAKE houses an opportunity board where jobs, funding, and other opportunities are posted:
- Jobs & internships
- Grants & funding
- Call for proposals for conferences
The Faces Behind CAKE
Former CAKE Program Manager
Jessica managed the CAKE Program, its website and content for EcoAdapt for more than ten years.
Travis is an independent contractor who manages and provides support for the CAKE website.
CAKE Program Support
Haley is an independent contractor who provides content database management and program support.
CAKE is a program of EcoAdapt, a non-profit that works within the field of climate change adaptation.