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National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series: Climate Adaptation Evaluation and Monitoring

This quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar focused on climate adaptation evaluation and monitoring examples in the field. EcoAdapt's Adaptation Ladder of Engagement helps you assess your "State of Adaptation" to determine what you could be doing improve your efforts to address climate change. One of the critical steps in the ladder is evaluation.

Climate Change and National Park Wildlife: A Survival Guide for a Warming World

Climate change has arrived in America’s National Parks. Native trees and animals are losing ground because changing temperature and weather patterns are making the availability of food, water, and shelter less certain. Fish and wildlife are being driven from their national park homes by changes that are unfolding faster than the animals’ ability to adapt. If we fail to act, some wildlife may even go extinct.

The Climate Gap: Inequalities in How Climate Change Hurts Americans & How to Close the Gap

By now, virtually all Americans concur that climate change is real, and could pose devastating consequences for our nation and our children. Equally real is the “Climate Gap” – the sometimes hidden and often-unequal impact climate change will have on people of color and the poor in the United States.

Report to the Secretary of the Interior from the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science

The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science (ACCCNRS or the Committee) advises the Secretary of the Interior on the operations and partnerships of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) and Climate Science Centers (CSCs). The Committee commends the United States (U.S.) Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on the est

2014 Highlights of Progress and 2015 Implementation Plan for the National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate

This report highlights progress made in 2014 implementing the National Action Plan and describes the specific tasks that federal agencies are planning to undertake in 2015. It also builds on a previous report published in 2014 which described progress in 2013 and plans for 2014.

Comparison of 2014 Adaptation Plans

The release of the President’s Climate Action Plan (PCAP) in June 2013, and Executive Order (EO) 13653, Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change, in November 2013, brought with them new requirements for agencies to improve climate change preparedness and resilience. Among these are requirements to engage in partnering and information sharing to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of adaptation planning and implementation.

Climate Change Adaptation in United States Federal Natural Resource Science and Management Agencies: A Synthesis

Federal agencies with responsibility for natural resource management are mandated to consider climate change in planning and projects, and to begin preparing for the effects of climate change. Federal agencies are making significant progress in climate change adaptation, although lack of financial resources has slowed implementation of climate-focused activities. Currently, most agencies have broad-scale strategic plans that describe approaches and priorities for climate change in general and for adaptation in particular.

Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change

Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program is working to educate communities on adapting to climate change. Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, discusses her work on equity indicators and applications.