Toolkit Tags

2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the UNFCC

The State Department’s 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report details actions that the U.S. is taking domestically and internationally to address climate change.

A Climate-Smart Framework for Land Trusts

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.


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.

Adapting to Climate-Driven Stewardship Challenges

As climate change reshapes ecosystems, land trust staff and volunteers around the country are attempting constructive responses and trying to help landowners adapt and build resiliency.

Coastal Land Trusts and Climate Change Adaptation

The Coastal Land Trusts and Climate Change Adaptation webinar, held on 6/2/11, discusses how land trusts on-the-ground are incorporating climate change impacts into conservation priorities and how resources available through this website can help land trusts incorporate climate change into their conservation efforts.

Digital Coast – Climate Adaptation Case Studies

Digital Coast’s Climate Adaptation Case Studies: Stories from the field, highlights how communities across the U.S. are adapting to climate change.

Enhancing Natural Protection Against Rising Waters

Land trusts around the country are already working to protect the wetlands and vegetated floodplains that temper storm effects, to assess flood risks and to increase community resilience through planning and habitat restoration.

Helping Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change

Helping Coastal Communities Adapt to Climate Change explores the need and opportunities for ecosystem-based adaptation. Coastal communities and decision makers urgently need to develop pragmatic, cost effective strategies to protect both natural and human communities from the dramatic changes that are already underway due to climate change.

Human Activities

Fossil fuel intensive human activities, which include transportation and energy production, land uses such as development and agriculture, and industrial production have been linked to global increases in greenhouse gases.

Local Strategies for Addressing Climate Change

Local Strategies for Addressing Climate Change presents information on how communities can plan for and adapt to climate change through stories describing resources that some communities are using to address this pressing management challenge.