MPCA Climate Adaptation Coordinator at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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September 16, 2015
The Colorado Climate Plan is a statewide strategy of policy recommendations and actions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and to increase Colorado’s climate preparedness. The Plan focuses on seven main sectors affected by climate change, including water, public health, energy, transportation, agriculture, tourism and recreation, and ecosystems.
Resource Category: Planning
November 23, 2015
The Massachusetts Wildlife Climate Action Tools provides information on climate change impacts and vulnerability of a variety of the state’s species and habitats; as well as adaptation strategies and actions based on user selected location and interests. The online tool is focused on fish and wildlife species, forests and forestry practices, landscape connectivity (including climate related impacts on roads and culverts), land protection, and conservation planning.
Related Organizations: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of the Interior (DOI): Northeast Climate Science Center (CSC), University of Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Resource Category: Data and tools
This report is the first in a series from the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) that will provide an ongoing assessment of climate change impacts and adaptation strategies in Wisconsin. This assessment is written for Wisconsin policy-makers, managers, and decision makers in governmental bodies at all levels, including the state, counties, cities and municipalities. The intended audience also includes any person or organizations with a business, property or place already affected or likely affected by a changing climate. This report represents the work of more than 200 educators, researchers, managers, and other experts with intimate knowledge of Wisconsin, particularly the state's climate, waters, fish and wildlife, forests and other natural communities, cities and farms, and public health.
Related Organizations: Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)
Resource Category: Planning
In accordance with federal law, all states must have an approved statewide hazard mitigation plan (SHMP) in order to receive federal disaster mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The 50-state survey considers to what extent and in what manner climate change related issues are incorporated into existing plans, with all states categorized and ranked. The SHMPs analyzed were all approved by FEMA during the period 2010 to 2012, with the exceptions of Indiana (the latest version available was from 2008), New Hampshire and Vermont (the 2013 draft versions were used).
Related Organizations: Columbia University
Author: Matthew Babcock
Resource Category: Assessments