May 21, 2019
Anchorage, Alaska’s Climate Action Plan offers both climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies that support a vision for resilience and 80% less greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Climate adaptation planning is focused on emergency preparedness, watershed, urban forest and public health measures. Social equity and inclusion of indigenous communities impacts and needs are also prioritized, with Alaskan Native values incorporated throughout the plan.
Related Organizations: City of Anchorage, Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage
Resource Category: Planning
The California Heat Assessment Tool (CHAT) was developed to help state and local public health officials understand how heat vulnerability will change with increasing temperatures due to climate change. The tool helps users identify heat vulnerable areas based upon changes in high heat days under different climate scenarios and social, health and environmental vulnerability factors. The study defines "Heat Health Events" (HHEs) as heat events that cause negative public health impacts - and the study found that vulnerable groups may be more sensitive to high-heat days by as much as 6 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit as compared to the general population.
Related Organizations: Four Twenty Seven, California Natural Resources Agency
Resource Category: Assessments
March 2, 2015
The Climate Framework for Delaware, released by Governor Jack Markell on March 2, 2015, details the state’s plans for reducing carbon pollution and preparing for the future impacts of climate change. Summarizing the recommendations from the three workgroups formed under Delaware Executive Order 41- Mitigation, Adaptation, and Flood Avoidance - the Framework describes the actions that state agencies have already taken to mitigate emissions and adapt to impacts, and outlines recommendations for future actions on both fronts.
Related Organizations: State of Delaware
Author or Affiliated User: Jennifer de Mooy
Resource Category: Law and Governance
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a leading conservation organization working to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. TNC is joining with policy makers, community members, businesses, scientists, industry leaders and others to slow the pace of climate change. TNC is developing science-based adaptation strategies to safeguard habitats around the world, and ensure that the habitats continue to provide for the people who rely on them, while also creating pilot projects to help regions develop their own adaptation plans.
Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3s) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure
This report, developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), presents a guide for successfully implementing a Community-Based Public Private Partnership (CBP3) model for addressing stormwater pollution in communities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. CBP3s are partnerships between a government and a private entity designed to leverage additional capacity and financing for delivery of infrastructure projects, while also increasing stakeholder engagement in project delivery.
Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource Category: Solutions
The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) is a peer-to-peer network of over 185 municipal government sustainability professionals in cities and counties in the U.S. and Canada.