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Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report (OCAR3)

January 2017

The Third Oregon Climate Assessment Report (OCAR3) released in January 2017 summarizes current climate change science and impacts for Oregon, while building on the previous assessment reports from 2010 and 2013. The legislatively mandated report was produced by the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute at Oregon State University in response to Oregon House Bill 3543 - “Global Warming Actions” - which requires a bi-annual assessment to the Legislative Assembly and Governor by the Research Institute with the likely effects of climate change on the state.

Related Organizations: Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI)

Authors or Affiliated Users: Meghan M. Dalton, Kathie D. Dello, Linnia Hawkins, Philip W. Mote, David E. Rupp

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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100 Resilient Cities

100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, was a non-profit organization dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supported the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis - high unemployment, endemic violence, chronic food and water shortages, etc.

 

 

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Environmental Finance Center, University of Maryland

The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of Maryland is focused on protecting natural resources and watersheds by “strengthening the capacity of local decision-makers to analyze environmental problems, develop innovative and effective methods of financing environmental efforts and educate communities about the role of finance and economic development in the protection of the environment. ” Through direct community engagement and capacity development, EFC provides local leaders with targeted financial policy analysis and decision support processes.

 

 

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National Integrated Heat Health Information System - Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign

2018

The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign provides technical and financial support to urban areas to help them identify neighborhoods at greatest risk from heat stress. NIHHIS is an integrated system that develops science-based products and services for urban areas to understand and reduce health risks related to extreme heat, which is likely to increase in frequency and severity in many urban areas as a result of climate change. Cities receive training, loaned equipment, and data processing and other technical support through the Mapping Campaign. Once complete, each participating city has detailed heat distribution data and maps, as well as a final report detailing the work and findings. NOAA is currently accepting city applications for the 2021 Mapping Campaign. Applications are accepted through 5pm ET on January 8, 2021.

Related Organizations: NOAA Climate Program Office, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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