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The ACT Framework draws on collective knowledge to translate climate change projections into a portfolio of adaptation actions.
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
To support climate change adaptation planning the Bald Head Island Conservancy has developed a comprehensive public outreach campaign to help educate community members about potential impacts to the island and individual choices that can help improve the socioecological system’s resilience.
Being Prepared for Climate Change: A Workbook offers place-based organizations a guide to applying risk-based methodology to identify climate change vulnerability and plan to address likely threats to reduce risks. This guidance focuses specifically on water resource stressors, and offers a straightforward approach to risk identification and risk abatement planning.
Billion-dollar disasters are happening across the country, and climate change is often linked. These weather and climate disasters are becoming more frequent and more costly. Costs can be reduced with climate adaptation measures, such as restoring coastal marshes, increasing the flood-preparedness of homes, and treating stressed vegetation in wildfire-prone areas. But according to the recent National Climate Assessment, climate change is still outpacing our planning. To minimize our risks, we must reduce our carbon emissions as quickly as possible.
Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change Through Local Conservation Efforts is a report resulting from a two-year pilot project aiming to foster climate change adaptation at the community level.
This nation-wide assessment from leading biologists from National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC), discusses how climate-induced impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity affect the availability of nature’s beneficial services to society and provides recommendations to support adaptive management efforts to mitigate these effects.