Philadelphia Beat the Heat Toolkit

Tool Overview

In spring 2016, the Office of Sustainability solicited feedback from Philadelphia residents and stakeholders as it updated the Greenworks plan. One theme residents consistently mentioned was that despite significant progress, not every neighborhood in Philadelphia enjoys the benefits of sustainability such as well- maintained parks and sidewalks, tree canopy, or access to healthy food.

Climate Change Indicators for the Chesapeake Bay Program: An Implementation Strategy

Project Purpose and Background

In 2016, the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) began an effort to identify a suite of indicators that can be used to track and analyze trends, impacts, and progress towards advancing “climate resiliency.” The chief aim of this initiative is to track progress toward the climate resiliency goal and outcomes in the 2014 Watershed Agreement:

Climate-Informed Health Activities in SPARCC States: California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and Tennessee

This white paper is an extension of a previous report, The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health: An Assessment of 16 U.S. States, released in June 2019, and focuses on survey and interview results specific to states participating in the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC)—California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and Tennessee. As part of EcoAdapt’s State of Adaptation Program, we assessed the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in these states.

Climate Displacement Series: Policy Considerations at Multiple Scales

This webinar took place 11/5/20 as part of the National Adaptation Forum's virtual Climate Displacement Series, organized by EcoAdapt. 

Climate displacement and its associated adaptation strategies require effective policies across multiple governance scales. This webinar features recent policy recommendations for the Federal, state, and local levels. It discusses equity, justice, and human rights aspects to consider in policy-making as well as the funding landscape.

NRCS Climate Brochures

The USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) have partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop a series of brochures that describe options landowners and land managers have to adapt to climate change. The brochures describe how NRCS programs and practices can help landowners achieve their goals while supporting climate adaptation.

Adapting to climate change: guidance for the management of inland glacial lake fisheries

Climate change is altering glacial lake fisheries in the United States, presenting a complex challenge for fisheries managers. Here we provide a regional perspective to guide management of heterogeneous and yet interdependent fishery resources in glacial lakes of the upper Midwest. Our main objective was to promote the adaptation of inland glacial lakes fisheries management to climate change by outlining processes that support regional plans.

Climate Adaptation Strategies and Approaches for Conservation and Management of Non-Forested Wetlands

In a collaborative effort to advance climate adaptation resources available to wetland practitioners, the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) have partnered to create adaptation resources for non-forested wetland management. This effort is also supported by the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub.

Outdoor Recreation Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Approaches

Climate change will alter opportunities and demand for outdoor recreation through altered winter weather conditions and season length, climate-driven changes in user preferences, and damage to recreational infrastructure, among other factors. To ensure that outdoor recreation remains sustainable in the face of these challenges, natural resource managers may need to adapt their recreation management. One of the major challenges of adapting recreation to climate change is translating broad concepts into specific, tangible actions.

Forest Management for Carbon Sequestration and Climate Adaptation

The importance of forests for sequestering carbon has created widespread interest among land managers for identifying actions that maintain or enhance carbon storage in forests. Managing for forest carbon under changing climatic conditions underscores a need for resources that help identify adaptation actions that align with carbon management. We developed the Forest Carbon Management Menu to help translate broad carbon management concepts into actionable tactics that help managers reduce risk from expected climate impacts in order to meet desired management goals.