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State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

President Obama signed the Executive Order "Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change" on November 1st, 2013 establishing the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The Task Force is directed to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country who will use their first-hand experiences in building climate preparedness and resilience in their communities to inform their recommendations to the Administration.

 

 

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StormSmart Coasts

Established by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, EPA, NOAA, and the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, the StormSmart Coasts Network is a web resource dedicated to helping decision makers in coastal communities address the challenges of storms, flooding, sea level rise, and climate change.

 

 

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Stratus Consulting

 Stratus Consulting is a research and consulting firm that specializes in helping  governments, non-government organizations, and the private sector understand and reduce their vulnerability to climate change. Their work includes analysis options to reduce vulnerability to climate change.   These options are effective given the uncertainties about climate change and other factors. Stratus Consulting also excels in developing climate change scenarios, including scenarios of changes in extreme events and in analyzing the consequences of climate change for water resources, coastal resources, human health, and ecosystems.

 

 

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Teaming with Wildlife

Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of more than 6,300 organizations, including state fish & wildlife agencies, wildlife biologists, hunters, anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists, who support the goal of restoring and conserving U. S. wildlife; preventing wildlife from becoming endangered.   A national steering committee of thirteen conservation organizations provides national leadership for the Teaming with Wildlife initiative, setting national strategy and supporting the activities of state coalitions.

 

 

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Texas Sea Grant

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is dedicated to the understanding, wise use and stewardship of the state's coastal and marine resources. The Texas program is housed at Texas A&M University, and works with academic institutions, agencies and industries throughout the state and also supports regional activities, including research, in collaboration with the other Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant Programs. The program involves coastal and marine-related research, marine advisory services and communications.

 

 

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The Geneva Association

Established in 1973, The Geneva Association, officially the “International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics”, is the leading international insurance think tank for strategically important insurance and risk management issues. The Geneva Association identifies fundamental trends and strategic issues where insurance plays a substantial role or which influence the insurance sector. Along with the development of research programs, regular publications and the organization of international meetings, The Geneva Association is the leading voice of the largest insurance groups worldwide in the dialogue with international institutions.

 

 

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The Heinz Center

The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, or the Heinz Center, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy.

 

 

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The Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Please see the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. .

 

 

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The Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is a leading conservation organization working to protect the nation's public lands, the 635 million acres collectively owned by the American people and managed by our government. Since its founding in 1935, The Society has led the effort to permanently protect as designated Wilderness nearly 110 million acres in 44 states. They work strategically and collaboratively with land managers, decision makers, and other interested citizens to find common-ground solutions. The Wilderness Society has made it a top priority to protect public lands and wildlife from the effects of climate change and to increase the role of those lands in fighting global warming.

 

 

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The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is an international, non-profit, scientific and educational association dedicated to wildlife stewardship. Their mission is "to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve biodiversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. " The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification, peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups. TWS 'sections' are regional networks of The Wildlife Society in North America and encompass several states or provinces.