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 and Health Action Guide

Tool Overview

This action guide is designed to help you promote human health and climate benefits of urban forests in your community while minimizing risks from climate change, such as sea level rise and more frequent and extreme weather events. It outlines a process for you to create an urban forestry project to optimize for climate and health outcomes. The guide will help you reduce climate risks and proactively respond to changing conditions while also providing important benefits to the health and well-being of your community.

Realising the potential of cultural heritage to achieve climate change actions in the Netherlands

Climate change impacts on diverse cultural heritage is gaining scholarly and policy attention, yet little research has been conducted on how can diverse cultural heritage inform decisionmakers and policymakers in achieving climate change actions (i.e., climate change adaptation and mitigation). For this study, we conducted semi-structured interviews with Dutch cultural heritage and environmental or climate change experts (n = 52) and participant observations across the Netherlands to explore the importance of cultural heritage benefits and their relation to climate change actions.

Adapting cultural heritage to climate change impacts in the Netherlands: barriers, interdependencies, and strategies for overcoming them

Climate change is currently impacting cultural heritage globally. Despite advances in the understanding of the relationship between climate change impacts and cultural heritage, there are significant barriers that hamper adaptation of cultural heritage to current and projected climate risks. This paper aims to advance the empirical understanding of barriers to adapting cultural heritage to climate-related impacts in the Netherlands by identifying different barriers, their interdependencies, and possible strategies to overcome these barriers.

Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative

All Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative staff have degrees and past experience working in the field of environmental science in some way or other. Our staff have varying specialties - wetlands, education, communication, etc. All staff have undergone multiple additional trainings as are relevant to their position and the Cooperative's needs, including NOAA's Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings training. As a grant-funded organization, projects are necessary for us to continue our work and we are regularly working on multiple and have others in the works.

University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is a land grant institution with a history of research and community engagement on environmental issues, including climate change and adaptation. Centers such as The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of climate change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making.