AmeriCorps - Corporation for National and Community Service
Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that hosts the AmeriCorps program, works to help millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.
American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)
The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) is an association that brings together the leading professionals from a variety of sectors working to increase climate resilience across the U.S. The Georgetown Climate Center and ASAP partnered to develop an ASAP member portal on the Clearinghouse designed to provide a one-stop-shop to help members find resources popular among other ASAP professionals, along with resources highlighted in ASAP newsletters, produced by ASAP members, or featured in ASAP webinars.
American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association (APA), with 38,000 members in more than 100 countries, is a professional association that represents urban planning professionals in the United States. The APA serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas related to urban planning and its Web site provides access to numerous resources related to climate change and its impacts in urban environments. Through its Hazard Planning Center, APA offers information on practices to promote resilience and reduce regional and local impacts of natural disasters.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is concerned with the public health implications of climate change - from effects on drinking water supply, to changes in vector-borne diseases, to extreme weather events. They have a particular focus on the adverse effects to vulnerable populations and sensitive communities. APHA advocates for climate change and transportation policies that promote public health and the environment; linking transportation choices and climate change, and supporting a role for public health in climate change prevention and response.
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program
The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues including climate change.
Arid Lands Institute
The Arid Land Institute (ALI) is established on “design innovation at the nexus of water, energy and climate change.” ALI provides educational and research opportunities in the Los Angeles, California region - to train designers and citizens to innovate in response to hydrologic variability brought on by climate change, in any region.
Antioch University Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience offers applied research, consulting, education and training with a focus on stakeholder capacity-building at the local scale, as well as national and international resilience.
Climate Access is a nonprofit organization building political and public support for climate solutions through their learning network of climate leaders, pilot engagement projects and strategic services. They translate research into easy to use tips and tools on climate engagement; track and share best practices; promote problem solving, run a learning network for more than 3,000 members from nonprofits, government, academia and community based organizations; develop and pilot new engagement models; and provide technical services to help organizations implement effective engagement strategies.
Climate and Health Literacy Consortium (CHLC)
The Climate and Health Literacy Consortium is a collaboration of the leading organizations around the U.S. working to educate the public about the health effects of climate change. Their goal is to promote education of health care professionals on the relationship of climate change and human health in order to aid in preparedness for managing these effects as they increasingly arise.
Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) - RISA
The mission of the Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) program is to improve the region’s ability to respond sufficiently and appropriately to climatic events and climate changes. The program promotes participatory, iterative research involving scientists, decision makers, resource users, educators, and others who need more and better information about climate and its impacts.