About the Adaptation Clearinghouse

The Adaptation Clearinghouse seeks to assist policymakers, resource managers, academics, and others who are working to help communities adapt to climate change.

Content in the Adaptation Clearinghouse is focused on the resources that help policymakers at all levels of governments reduce or avoid the impacts of climate change to communities in the United States. The Adaptation Clearinghouse tends to focus on climate change impacts that adversely affect people and our built environment.  

Content focal areas include the water, coastal, transportation, infrastructure and public health sectors, and adaptation planning, policies, laws, and governance. Resources that fall within these areas receive priority and are the most likely to be published in the Adaptation Clearinghouse.

The Clearinghouse was developed by the Georgetown Climate Center through the generous support of the MacArthur FoundationRockefeller Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Federal Highway Administration, and other funders who make the Center's work possible. The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change.

Content for the Clearinghouse is contributed by our consultant, Kelly Cruce, and GCC staff and student research assistants.


About Our Partners

The Georgetown Climate Center works with several organizations to ensure that the content of the Adaptation Clearinghouse is relevant and that the site is user-friendly for practitioners working in the field of adaptation.

For example, the Urban Sustainability Directors Network works in conjunction with the Georgetown Climate Center to to develop and maintain the local government network portal on the Adaptation Clearinghouse. The American Society of Adaptation Professionals works collaboratively with the Georgetown Climate Center to provide targeted adaptation resources to their members. The Environmental Protection Agency merged its Climate Ready Water Utilities Toolkit with the water sector portal in the Adaptation Clearinghouse.

New partners from environmental justice and climate justice organizations are also assisting in identifying relevant resources to ensure vulnerable people and communities are served by this clearinghouse. 



Interested in Partnering with the Adaptation Clearinghouse?

Click here to learn more about potential opportunities to partner with the Adaptation Clearinghouse.  Find out how you can create your own "mini-clearinghouse" on this site and build a clearinghouse on your organization's website through the use of Adaptation Clearinghouse networks, widgets, and data tools.




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