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Virginia Governor's Commission on Climate Change

Governor Timothy M. Kaine established the Governor's Commission on Climate Change in December 2007. The commission was assembled to prepare a plan for Virginia that identifies ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 

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USGS National Wildlife Health Center

The National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) is a science center within the United States Geological Survey (USGS), dedicated to assessing the impact of disease on wildlife and to identifying the role of various pathogens in contributing to wildlife losses. With climate change, the distribution and incidence of diseases and pathogens, such as lyme disease and west nile virus, are projected to grow.

 

 

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Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB)

The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) was created more than 75 years ago to provide policy direction on water issues. The agency maintains expertise in a broad range of programs and provides technical assistance to further the utilization of Colorado's waters. The CWCB's responsibilities range from protecting Colorado's streams and lakes to water conservation, flood mitigation, watershed protection, stream restoration, drought planning, water supply planning, and water project financing.

 

 

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Department of the Interior (DOI): Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC)

The Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GBLCC) is one of 21 LCCs established by Secretarial Order No. 3289, which focus on on-the-ground strategic conservation efforts at the landscape level. LCCs are management-science partnerships that inform integrated resource-management actions addressing climate change and other stressors within and across landscapes, linking science and conservation delivery.

 

 

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Florida Center for Environmental Studies

The Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES) is a state university research center established in 1994, working in the broad field of the management of tropical and subtropical freshwater, estuarine and coastal ecosystems and in related information technology worldwide. At the request of the Florida Department of Transportation, the Center is currently developing a methodology for the assessment and mitigation of sea level rise impacts on Florida's transportation modes and infrastructure.

 

 

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New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC)

In response to climatic change and associated impacts to the city's infrastructure, and in order to support goals outlined in PlaNYC, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg convened the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) in August 2008. The NPCC, which consists of leading climate change and impact scientists, academics, and private sector practitioners, was charged with advising the Mayor and the New York City Climate Change Adaptation Task Force on issues related to climate change and adaptation as it relates to infrastructure.

 

 

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Space Coast Climate Change Initiative

The Space Coast Climate Change Initiative (SCCCI) was established in 2007 to assist local governments in the implementation of adaptive management plans to address global climate change and the impacts on Florida's coastal communities. The SCCCI's mission is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between experts, policy-makers, and the general public in the pursuit of strategies to mitigate and adapt to the local consequences of sea-level rise. The SCCCI is initially promoting assessments of municipal vulnerability and adaptive management of the built and natural environment as the best means to establish resilience to sea-level rise.

 

 

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