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Sierra Club Climate Change Adaptation Team

The Climate Change Adaptation Team organizes members and activists interested in adaptation issues locally, regionally, and nationally. The Adaptation Team is working to enable conversation among Sierra Club volunteers and staff activists.  The Team is part of the Sierra Club Grassroots Network, which is an incubator for volunteer-driven teams, campaigns, and initiatives that engage new people, diversify the movement, and make progress on conservation goals. .

 

 

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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Securities Law

May 2015

From the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, this report focuses on how governments and investors can use financial disclosure as a tool to incentivize or pressure publicly traded companies to undertake climate change adaptation measures. The chapter explains why financial disclosure is a powerful tool, describes the relevant regulatory schemes, and outlines both regulatory or enforcement and market-based strategies for improving corporate responses to climate change.

Related Organizations: Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Author or Affiliated User: Nina Hart

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Data, Information, and Tools Needed for Community Resilience Planning and Decision-Making

September 2019

Data Needs for Resilience Planning and Decision-Making was a workshop coordinated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Risk-Based Community Resilience Planning in October 2018 for adaptation, resilience, and planning practitioners. The workshop focused on current approaches and the gaps in data, tools, and information collection needs to support the planning, decision-making, and implementation of community resilience strategies. This report describes the workshop findings, the current processes resilience leaders follow in developing and implementing resilience plans, and identifies gaps and needs in accessibility to data and tools.

Related Organizations: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Therese McAllister, Christopher Clavin, Bruce Ellingwood, John van de Lindt, David Mizzen, Francis Lavelle

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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University of Oregon Institute for a Sustainable Environment

The Institute for a Sustainable Environment, based at the University of Oregon, is an interdisciplinary research center focused on ecological, economic, and social sustainability. The Institute produces information to help resolve complex problems and enable people to sustain the economies and environmental systems that support their communities.