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Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. They inform public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research. PPIC has published a series of reports to address climate change in the state and for specific sectors, such as coastal, ecosystems, and public health, which have broader geographic applicability. .

 

 

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Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC)

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center's (PCCRC) mission is to increase scientific and public understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change through fundamental research and effective education and outreach. The overarching goals are to understand the causes and consequences of climate change, improve predictive models to project future climate conditions, and inform on-going state, national, and international policy discussions on climate change, including mitigation and adaptation strategies.

 

 

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ReLocate Kivalina

In Northwest Alaska, the isolated whaling community of Kivalina, home to around 400 people, is facing imminent relocation due to rising sea levels and melting permafrost - the village is approaching total inundation. For a host of reasons, previous relocation efforts in Kivalina are stalled, leaving the community looking for alternatives. ReLocate is a group of social artists from around the world working with a group of delegates from Kivalina to initiate a new, community-led and culturally specific relocation.

 

 

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Resilience Alliance

The Resilience Alliance (RA) is a research organization comprised of scientists and practitioners from many disciplines who collaborate to explore the dynamics of social-ecological systems. The body of knowledge developed by the RA, encompasses key concepts of resilience, adaptability and transformability and provides a foundation for sustainable development policy and practice.

 

 

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Resilient Communities for America

Resilient Communities for America (RC4A) is a national campaign that supports the leadership of local elected officials who are building more resilient communities - communities that can recover from extreme weather, energy, and economic challenges.

 

 

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Resources for the Future (RFF)

RFF's domestic adaptation program is focused on policy research, with the goal of developing effective federal, state, and local policy options aimed at adapting to the likely impacts of climate change.

 

 

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Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience

The Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience is an initiative seeking to improve energy infrastructure resilience to effects of climate change. The Department of Energy provides information and technical assistance to power utility partners who agree to assess climate vulnerabilities and pursue resilience strategies. Another element of the Partnership involves power utilities sharing information from climate resilience activities, and the DOE providing national recognition to these activities.

 

 

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Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island (URI) and the Rhode Island Sea Grant have joined forces to form the Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative - linking experts in natural science, behavior science and communications to collectively engage in research and outreach to prepare Rhode Islanders and build resilient communities. This research collaborative project was funded by Rhode Island Sea Grant and the URI Coastal Institute and involves Rhode Island Sea Grant Extension, the URI Coastal Resources Center, the URI Coastal Institute, the URI Cancer Prevention Research Center, and the URI Harrington School of Communications.

 

 

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Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

In 1971, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation that created the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC). The CRMC is a management agency with regulatory functions. Its primary responsibility is for the preservation, protection, development and where possible the restoration of the San Francisco Estuary Partnership. The San Francisco Estuary Partnership is a coalition of resource agencies, non-profits, citizens, and scientists working to protect, restore, and enhance water quality and fish and wildlife habitat in and around the San Francisco Bay Delta Estuary.

 

 

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Rhode Island Sea Grant

Rhode Island Sea Grant is located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, and funds research at other institutions throughout the state. It is also home to one of only four Sea Grant Legal Programs in the country, and the only one in the Northeast, located at Roger Williams University School of Law.    Rhode Island Sea Grant funds research that addresses coastal ecosystem and fisheries issues. Research goals include: characterizing and quantifying dynamics of change in coastal ecosystems; improving understanding of effects of contaminants on coastal ecosystems; developing techniques and indicators to characterize the sources, pathways, and effects of nutrients, toxins, and biocontaminants; exploring links between ecosystem-based management and fisheries management; determining industry and consumer seafood priorities; and increasing knowledge of biology and ecology of valuable species.