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Climate Communication and Engagement Efforts: The Landscape of Approaches and Strategies

2012

The Resource Innovation Group’s Social Capital Project and Climate Access identified climate communication framing approaches and a variety of theories of social and behavioral change most prevalent in climate change communications and public engagement initiatives. The project researched the main categories of organizations working on climate communication and behavior change projects, the key frames, and focal strategies being pursued by these initiatives.

Related Organizations: The Resource Innovation Group, Climate Access

Authors or Affiliated Users: Cara Pike, Meredith Herr, David Minkow, Bob Doppelt, Kristin Hyde

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0

October 2012

The Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0 is a collection of online tools to help users understand local impacts of the climate and energy crisis in their region and what they can do about them. Created by Rooted in Resilience, the tools are designed for individuals, community and nonprofit groups, classrooms, businesses, and municipal planners.  The toolkit is comprised of four different documents. Each of these outline activities, and step-by-step instructions.

Related Organizations: Rooted in Resilience

Author or Affiliated User: Kirsten Schwind

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Extreme Weather, Climate, and Preparedness in the American Mind

March 2012

This research was conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication (4C). The report presents the results of a national survey, quantifying the observations and experiences of weather, perspectives on global warming's relatedness to extreme weather events, the level of preparedness for such events, and whether or not the individual uses local weather forecasts. The nationally representative survey was conducted from March 12, 2012 to March 30, 2012, with a total of 1,008 Adults (over 18 years old) interviewed.

Related Organizations: George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication - 4C, George Mason University

Authors or Affiliated Users: Anthony Leiserowitz, Ed Maibach, Ed Maibach, Jay D. Hmielowski

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Climate Desk

2012

The Climate Desk is an online public journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact - human, environmental, economic, political - of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Guardian, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s public-affairs show Need To Know.  Current climate change headlines and latest research from each of the partners is updated daily.  

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series

November 2011

From the Security and Sustainability Forum, the 'Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate Series' is a five part webinar series, each a 90-minute live session featuring a panel of experts. The first session, 'Adaptation and Security in a Changing Climate', sets the stage with a discussion of how climate-impacts are determined and what types of adaptations must be incorporated into planning at the national, regional, and local levels. The series continues with Session 2: Food and Water Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate; Session 3: Infrastructure Adaptations in a Changing Climate; Session 4: Public Health Adaptations; and Session 5: Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate.

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) West Coast Adaptation Peer Exchange

June 13, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) West Coast Climate Change Adaptation Peer Exchange gave transportation officials from western states an opportunity to learn more about climate impacts on transportation assets and plan for improved resilience. The participants in the exchange, California DOT (Caltrans), Oregon DOT (ODOT), and Washington State DOT (WSDOT), collaborated on strategies for assessing risks related to climate change, incorporating adaptation into asset management and operations, and communicating about the need for adaptation.

Related Organizations: Washington State Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), ICF International

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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A Guide for Tribal Leaders on U.S. Climate Change Programs

June 8, 2011

Developed through the Tribal Climate Change Project, this guide highlights programs, funding, and assistance available to American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native communities seeking to address climate change. The guide summarizes key U.S. government programs addressing climate change, and opportunities for tribal engagement and contacts for each agency. Tribal, academic, and non‐governmental agencies and programs to assist tribes in addressing climate change are reviewed as well. 

Related Organizations: University of Oregon, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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FHWA Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report: Minimizing the Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation Systems in the Midwest

May 27, 2011

The Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report summarizes the outcomes of two Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored peer-exchange events that focused on minimizing the impacts of climate change on transportation assets in the Midwest. Participants included Indiana MPOs and Midwestern state DOTs. The purpose of the peer exchanges was to identify and share tools that are available to local, regional, and state transportation managers to encourage them to prepare for and minimize climate impacts on transportation infrastructure.

Related Organizations: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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APHA Transportation and Health Toolkit

May 2011

This toolkit is an attempt to create a common language for use by public health advocates to communicate with transportation officials. Resources in this toolkit provide information on the links between health, equity, and transportation and APHA’s advocacy efforts to ensure that transportation policy helps, rather than hinders, public health.

Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA)

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Guidebook

April 2011

This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009-2010, and is intended to be a useful tool for the public health community in preparing for the challenges of climate change.

Related Organizations: American Public Health Association (APHA)

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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