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Global Cool Cities Alliance

The Global Cool Cities Alliance (GCCA) is a non-profit organization developed by a consortium of scientists and environmental leaders to promote the adoption of white roofs and white pavements globally. The Alliance is dedicated to advancing policies and actions that increase the solar reflectance of buildings and pavements as a low- or no-cost way to promote cool buildings, cool cities, and, most importantly, to mitigate the effects of climate change through global cooling.

 

 

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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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Governors’ Institute on Community Design

The Governors’ Institute on Community Design advises governors and state leaders as they seek to guide growth and development in their states. The Institute brings together leading practitioners and academicians in the fields of government, design, development, and regional economics to help each state’s executive team make informed choices as they shape the future of their states.

 

 

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Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant

Founded on the Land Grant concept, Sea Grant programs are university-based institutions utilizing research, outreach and education to foster understanding, wise use and stewardship of coastal and marine resources. The Region comprises Sea Grant Programs in the five states bordering The Gulf of Mexico including Florida, Lousiana, Mississippi-Alabama, and Texas.  

 

 

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Hawaii Conservation Alliance

The mission of the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai'i. Their purpose is to work together to continue a legacy of stewardship and to achieve the goal of promoting the preservation of native terrestrial and marine ecosystems, increasing the diversity of native species, and ensuring that the unique biodiversity of the islands is maintained into the future.

 

 

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Hawaii State Climate Office

The Hawaii State Climate Office (HSCO) was established in 2000, and is located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the Department of Meteorology.  The HSCO provides monthly data summaries of the monthly weather report, precipitation, temperature, heating/cooling degree days, the number of days above 80/90 degrees F, and summaries for the four main cities in Hawaii.  Specific historical data can also be requested from the website.  

 

 

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Illinois State Climatologist Office

The Illinois state climatologist promotes the use of climate information in areas crucial for the economic and environmental benefit of Illinois by disseminating climate information, monitoring climate events, conducting applied research, making presentations to community organizations, and talking to individuals and the media. The Illinois state climatologist has extensive records of climate data for the state, including daily temperature, precipitation, and snowfall data for nearly 400 sites, of which 200 are currently active.

 

 

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Immediate Action Workgroup (IAWG)

Alaska's Immediate Action Workgroup (IAWG) of the Governor's Executive Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change was formed in 2007 to prioritize and make annual recommendations to address current threats, such as coastal erosion, thawing permafrost, flooding, and fires, to a sub-set of the State's communities. IAWG deals with the early assessment and development of an action plan addressing climate change impacts on coastal and other vulnerable communities in Alaska. .

 

 

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Indiana State Climate Office

The Indiana State Climate Office (Iclimate) is the state archive of official daily and hourly weather observations recorded throughout Indiana from both manual and automated networks. Older observations are being converted to an online database as part of an ongoing national effort.   Iclimate not only assists in providing climate observations and summaries but also interprets and applies this data to solve climate related problems at hand. Primary users of Climate data belong to sectors such as agriculture, attorneys, construction, environmental monitoring, forensics, government insurance, news media, research, education and utilities.

 

 

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International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee is a non-governmental organization in Germany that aims to encourage, facilitate and promote cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research in all countries engaged in Arctic research and in all areas of the Arctic region. Overall, IASC promotes and supports leading-edge multi-disciplinary research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.