Each year, Island Press publishes 40 new books on topics as conservation biology, marine science, land conservation, green building, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological restoration. With more than 800 titles in print, they are a leading provider of environmental solutions and information.
A nonprofit, Island Press goes beyond publishing, assembling programs and conducting national educational outreach so that the information and ideas in their books will reach decision-makers in government, business, and other sectors; practitioners working in conservation; students; and the public to create better environmental policy. Current programs are focusing on climate change adaptation, conservation finance, and creating communication networks such as The Conservation Finance Network (CFN), made up of partner organizations that work to advance cutting edge conservation finance ideas.
The Science and Environment Resource Center (SERC), is an online database featuring experts in the environmental science and policy arena, and is accessible from the Island Press website. SERC is dedicated to helping the public, policy-makers, and business and civic leaders better understand the science that underlies the issues affecting the environment, including energy, climate change, public health, green building, environmental justice, ecosystem services, and the decline of oceans.
The Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) is a joint effort by EcoAdapt and Island Press. Using an interactive online platform, CAKE is intended to support individuals interested in developing the discipline of adaptation to climate change. (see separate entry)
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- Weather We Don't Recognize: How climate change is affecting the Midwest’s weather and how communities are responding
- Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)
- Bounce Forward – Urban Resilience in an Era of Climate Change