The objective of the Kitsap County Climate Change Resiliency Assessment is to provide the evidence and foundation to support Kitsap County in future resiliency planning to address current and future climate change risks. This assessment is intended to provide a robust scientific synthesis of current and future climate risks and hazards for Kitsap County.
Community climate change adaptation workshops are collaborative efforts designed to make climate adaptation locally relevant and to empower people to learn and take action. Many different formats, activities, and structures are currently used in these workshops, with little understanding of what methods work best for generating learning and collective action.
Independently, invasive species and climate change are two of the most significant issues voiced by natural resource managers concerned about the health of ecosystems. This report is targeted at a broad audience of people interested in invasive species, climate change and natural resource management. It is structured to first provide a brief overview of the connections between invasive species and climate change before looking specifically at how these communities approach conservation and natural resource management.
This toolkit provides background and context for conducting a climate change adaptation (CCA) interventions assessment, and then provides step-by-step guidance and templates for developing an assessment framework and implementing four research tools. Examples are based on a hypothetical agriculture sector project, with illustrative material primarily featuring CCA interventions related to food security and livelihoods.
Climate change is disproportionally affecting Indigenous peoples' livelihoods across the globe. Despite this fact, climate adaptation planning and responses are not immediate concerns for most Indigenous people, whose key challenges are deeply embedded in colonial history.
There is strong evidence that climate change consistent with greenhouse-gas-induced warming is already occurring and that it is affecting hydrologic processes in many parts of the world. These changes are expected to accelerate with the continuing accumulation of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
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Managed retreat will be inevitable where other adaptation options, such as protective structures or building restrictions, provide only temporary respite or are otherwise uneconomic, technically impractical or both. Here, we focus on the implementation of pre-emptive managed retreat, providing examples of how it can be sequenced, socialized and given the governance enablers necessary for implementation.
Climate change is big news all over the world. Coastal water utilities and those of small island states, especially in the developing world, already bear the brunt of climate change, often to much higher degrees than their inland counterparts. This guidebook is designed to help utilities identify and assess climate change manifestations that impact adversely on their operations and formulate a credible response.
Rapid Climate Vulnerability Assessments (RCVAs) enable people to see where community vulnerabilities intersect with climate stressors. Vulnerability assessments aren’t new. Natural resource managers have been using them to document and adapt to climate change events for over a decade. But use of an RCVA by communities for local planning (development, services, resources) is just beginning.
Climate change poses many risks for nature-based recreation and tourism, especially in protected areas and parks. This paper discusses visitor risk perceptions of climate change and its impacts, and their potential consequences for nature-based tourism destinations such as national parks.