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The ACT Framework draws on collective knowledge to translate climate change projections into a portfolio of adaptation actions.
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.
Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers aims to aid in the development and implementation of adaptation plans.
“Blue carbon” is the type of carbon that is stored by coastal wetland vegetation such as mangroves, seagrasses and salt marsh grasses. While protection and restoration of coastal ecosystems has a relatively low global mitigation potential due to their small distribution, these ecosystems can store carbon at high rates per hectare.
Resource list highlighting additional resources from federal agency partners addressing conservation in a changing climate.
Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) Program works with the National Estuary Programs, and provides relevant resources for the conservation community.
The Climate Ready Estuaries Coastal Toolkit provides resources for estuaries, coastal programs and other organizations that are interested in learning more about climate change impacts and adaptation.
US EPA’s report, Climate Ready Estuaries: Synthesis of Adaptation Options for Coastal Areas, provides an overview of climate change impacts on coastal areas.
NOAA’s Climate Smart Habitat Conservation website provides information and links on the benefits of incorporating climate change into coastal habitat conservation efforts.
The Coastal Areas Impacts and Climate Change Adaptation Website offers assessments of climate change impacts and adaptation efforts by region or by sector. It also provides additional resources, including an adaptation overview, which highlights examples of adaptation and ongoing adaptation efforts.