Point Blue’s new climate-smart publication, Integrating Climate Adaptation into Land Conservation – A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts, aims to provide land trusts and other land conservation practitioners with a guide to integrating climate change projections and climate adaptation approaches into the process of private land conservation.
This guide offers information to help landowners understand and make the decision whether or not to enroll their land in carbon sequestration programs.
Ocean acidification has been linked to the disturbance of food webs and changing species distributions. Together with other biogeochemical changes, increasing ocean acidification may compromise the health of marine ecosystems as well as negatively impact many ocean goods and services and the communities that rely on them.
The ACT Framework draws on collective knowledge to translate climate change projections into a portfolio of adaptation actions.
Biologically speaking, adaptation is a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment. Increasingly adaptation is used to describe adjustments that society or ecosystems make to limit negative effects of climate change.
Land trusts can promote resilience and help priority species, habitats and resources weather the effects of climate change.
Preparing for climate change — also known as climate change adaptation — is about reducing the risk of climate change impacts to people, places and resources. Climate change adaptation actions can often fulfill other management goals, such as sustainable development and risk reduction, and can therefore be incorporated into existing decision-making processes.
This 2-day, in-person instructor-led course provides a thorough introduction to adaptation planning, including practical skills, in-class exercises, and local speakers and discussions.
Adaptive management involves implementing a management strategy, closely monitoring its effects and then adapting future actions based on the observed results. In this way, planners simultaneously apply management practices and learn from those management
Not only are climate change impacts difficult to predict, but even the causes of climate change — carbon dioxide and methane emissions — are variable, leading to uncertainties in impact scenario projections.