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University of Southern California Sea Grant

University of Southern California Sea Grant (USC Sea Grant) supports projects addressing the issues and opportunities of Los Angeles and other metropolitan areas near, using, and benefiting from the sea. USC Sea Grant funds research on the critical issues associated with the influence of massive cities on the sea, promotes connections between scientists and the policy-makers who must craft solutions, and broadly distributes information to the electorate through public education outreach efforts.

 

 

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Regional AdaptLA

The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant Program, the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative on Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability - USA (ICLEI), has developed a City-led, science-based, and stakeholder-supported process to begin climate adaptation planning.  

 

 

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Global Invasive Species Programme

The Global Invasive Species Programme is an international partnership dedicated to tackling the global threat of invasive species. Established in response to the first international meeting on invasive alien species held in Trondheim, Norway (1996), GISP's mission is to conserve biodiversity and sustain livelihoods by minimizing the spread and impact of invasive species. GISP provides support to the implementation of Article 8(h) of the Convention on Biological Diversity and has contributed extensively to the knowledge and awareness of invasive species through the development of a range pf products and publications including the Global Strategy on Invasive Alien Species and Invasive Alien Species: A Toolkit of Best Prevention and Management Practices.

 

 

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Forest-Climate Working Group

February 2009

The Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) is a broad and diverse coalition of forest stakeholders formed to develop consensus recommendations for U. S. forest components of federal climate legislation. The participants in the Forest-Climate Working Group — landowner, industry, conservation, wildlife, carbon finance, and forestry organizations — engaged in a year of facilitated consensus dialog to develop this policy platform. Their recommendations focus in three areas:  1) Offset Credits for Forest Carbon Activities; 2) Beyond Offsets - Incentive, Research, and Technical Assistance Programs; and 3) Forest Adaptation; which are detailed in this report.

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California Water Plan Update 2009 - Integrated Water Management

2009

This 2009 update of the California Water Plan includes 4 primary reports which comprehensively incorporate the consideration of climate change: Volume 1- Strategic Plan, Volume 2 - Resource Management Strategies, Volume 3 - Regional Reports, and Volume 4 Reference Guide.

Related Organizations: California Department of Water Resources

Author or Affiliated User: Chris C.

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The Status of the Coral Reef Ecosystems of Guam

December 2008

This report provides an assessment of the status of the coral reef ecosystems of Guam between 2004 and 2007. The findings of various monitoring activities, assessments, and stand-alone investigations conducted by local and federal agencies, educational/research institutions, and government contractors since 2004 were synthesized to obtain an updated, holistic view of the status of Guam’s reefs. Climate change is addressed as a significant factor in the decline of the coral reef in Guam.   'Climate Change, Coral Bleaching, and Ocean Acidification' is a sub-section of the report explaining that coral bleaching is an emerging threat, and will likely grow more severe with increasing sea surface temperatures associated with global climate change.

Related Organizations: Guam Bureau of Statistics and Planning

Authors or Affiliated Users: D. Burdick, V. Brown, J. Asher, C. Caballes, M. Gawel, L. Goldman, A. Hall, J. Kenyon, T. Leberer, E. Lundblad, J. McIlwain, J. Miller, D. Minton, M. Nadon, N. Pioppi, L. Raymundo, B. Richards, R. Schroeder, P. Schupp, E. Smith, B. Zgliczynski

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North Carolina's Coasts in Crisis: A Vision for the Future

October 2008

This report, prepared by two groups at East Carolina University, describes the risks that sea level rise poses for the North Carolina Coast.

Related Organizations: East Carolina University Department of Geologic Sciences, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (East Carolina University)

Authors or Affiliated Users: S.R. Riggs, S.J. Culver, D.V. Ames, D.J. Mallison, P.R. Corbett, J.P. Walsh

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