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Convention on Biological Diversity Climate Change Adaptation Database

From the Convention on Biological Diversity, this database provides a web-based tool for guidance on the integration of biodiversity within adaptation planning. The website includes vulnerability studies, threat studies, assessment tools, case studies, and monitoring tools related to adaptation planning for ecosystems. A table of adaptation options is provided that applies a ranking system of "adverse" to "neutral" to "positive" in terms of the impact of adaptation activities on ecosystems and the services they provide.

Related Organizations: Convention on Biological Diversity

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Hawaii Climate Adaptation Portal

November 2015

The State of Hawai’i has developed the Hawai’i Climate Adaptation Portal web tool to provide the public with information on climate change, its impacts, and adaptation.  The portal contains adaptation tools and strategies; reviews of the climate adaptation initiatives Hawai’i has taken; and introductory material on climate change, sea level rise, mitigation and adaptation.

Related Organizations: State of Hawaii

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California Climate Change Portal

The California Climate Change Portal is a virtual research and information website for climate change mitigation and adaptation resources and information pertinent to the state of California. Information from the California Energy Commission's Climate Change Program Office, the PIER Program's climate change research unit, and other state agencies is combined and represented through the portal,  including the impacts of climate change on California and the state's policies relating to global warming.

Related Organizations: State of California, California Energy Commission

Author or Affiliated User: Michael McCormick

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Conserving Coastal Wetlands for Sea Level Rise Adaptation

Part of NOAA's Digital Coast project, the Conserving Coastal Wetlands focus area is designed to help communities identify the value and vulnerability of coastal wetlands in the face of sea level rise, and to prioritize wetland conservation efforts that incorporate sea level rise considerations.

Related Organizations: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

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Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool Version 3.0 Methodology Guide

May 2016

This guide is a supplement describing how to use the EPA’s Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) Version 3.0, a tool designed for local drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities to conduct climate change risk assessments. CREAT and this guide are part of the EPA’s Climate Water Ready Utilities suite of resources.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Heat Island Effect Portal

This website provides information on the heat island effect, its impacts, and the strategies that communities can take to reduce urban temperatures. Look under the "Where You Live" section to see specific strategies and initiatives implemented by states and localities. Strategies fall into four primary categories: cool roofs, cool pavement, green roofs, and urban landscaping. Initiatives are specific policy mechanisms, such as building codes, comprehensive plans, demonstration projects, incentives, landscape ordinances, state implementation plans, and zoning codes.

Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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USGCRP Federal Adaptation Resources website

February 2014

In February 2014, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) launched a new website featuring an easy-to-access collection of resources to help Federal agencies with planning and implementation for climate change adaptation. Resources include relevant executive orders and strategic plans, technical reports on adaptation research, guidance and frameworks for adapting to climate change, and summary documents for decision-makers who need only an overview.

Related Organizations: U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

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USGCRP Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health (MATCH)

2014

MATCH is a searchable clearinghouse of publicly available Federal metadata (i. e. data about data) and links to datasets on public health and climate change. The MATCH database records are available in the categories of: allergies, cancer, cardiovascular disease, environmental exposures, extreme weather events, food, heat, human development, infectious disease, mental health and stress, neurological disease, respiratory disease, and water. Most metadata on MATCH pertain to geospatial data sets ranging from local to global scales.

Related Organizations: U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)

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Climatelinks

November 2015

Climatelinks, officially launched November 2015, is a clearinghouse built for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader global community working at the intersection of climate change and international development.  The portal provides access to USAID documents and resources that offer technical guidance and information aimed at helping countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

Related Organizations: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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AMWA Resilience and Climate Adaptation Website

July 7, 2015

Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) is an association of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States. This climate change focused website provides high impact reports from government and utility associations, links to recent climate-water news items, and descriptions of related AMWA activities to provide up-to-date information to members.

Related Organizations: Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)

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