This report issued by the U. S. Geological Survey and the U. S. Department of the Interior quantifies the value of U. S. coral reefs in protecting people and infrastructure from coastal hazards that will be exacerbated by climate change and sea-level rise including extreme weather events, flooding, and erosion. The report is intended to inform stakeholders and decision-makers of the value of coral reefs in reducing risk from coastal hazards, and to provide quantitative data that can be used to consider the role coral reefs should play in adaptation and risk mitigation planning.
Authors or Affiliated Users: Curt Storlazzi, Borja Reguero, Aaron Cole, Erik Lowe, James Shope, Ann Gibbs, Barry Nickel, Robert McCall, Ap R. van Dongeren, Michael Beck
Resource Category: Assessments
September 16, 2014
Portland and Multnomah County, Oregon have documented their process of climate change preparation for the region, which has been published in two parts - the Climate Change Preparation Strategy and the Risk and Vulnerabilities Assessment report. The Preparation Strategy is based on the assessment, and identifies priority actions to prepare for climate impacts in the areas of policy development, operations, planning, human services, as well as infrastructure and natural resource management. The strategy focuses on climate impacts for the City and County while taking an adaptive management approach that can improve resilience to current natural hazards, while also reducing exposure to future climate risks.
Related Organizations: City of Portland, Oregon, Multnomah County, Oregon
Resource Category: Planning
The National Global Change Research Plan 2012 - 2021: A Strategic Plan for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
This Strategic Plan outlines goals for the next decade for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which coordinates federal studies related to global climate change.
Related Organizations: U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
Resource Category: Planning
Cambridge Systematics is a for-profit company which provides policy and planning solutions, objective analysis, and technology applications, helping clients meet future transportation needs while improving the performance of existing infrastructure and operations. They provide a Transportation Climate Change Policy and Planning service and have used this service for extensive policy work with Federal and state agencies. This service integrates climate change considerations into agencies’ strategic policy development – addressing GHG mitigation as well as preparing for the effects of climate change.
Developed by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) in 2019, this report summarizes the findings of a survey of 15 Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCCs) that are supporting climate change action at the regional scale in the United States. RCCs are networks that coordinate adaptation (and sometimes mitigation) work across jurisdictional boundaries in municipal regions of the U. S. and often include local and state government representatives as well as nonprofit, academic, and private partners.
Related Organizations: Institute for Sustainable Communities
Authors or Affiliated Users: Steve Adams, Karina French
Resource Category: Solutions