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NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program

2010

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program was created to educate and mobilize communities to address the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color in the United States and around the world. NAACP explains that race - even more than class - is the number one indicator for the placement of toxic facilities in this country; while communities of color and low income communities are often the hardest hit by climate change.

Resource Category: Education and Outreach

 

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Moving Towards Climate Change Adaptation: the Promise of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative for Addressing the Region's Vulnerability to Climate Disruption

2010

The purpose of this report is to provide an up-to-date review of the extent to which climate change is occurring in the Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y) region of the US and Canadian Rocky Mountains, and to assess the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative's vision and programs as an effective response to climate disruption.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Lisa Graumlich, Wendy L. Francis

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Alaska's Climate Change Strategy: Addressing Impacts in Alaska

January 2010

The Adaptation Advisory Group (AAG) to the Alaska Climate Change Sub-Cabinet created this adaptation response plan as part of Alaska's overall climate change strategy, which also addresses mitigation and research needs, and includes a special Immediate Action Workgroup report.  For more information, "Alaska's IAWG 2008 and 2009 Final Report(s): Recommendations Report to the Governor's Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change" are reviewed in this clearinghouse as well. 

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Webinar Series

2010

With support from the Centers for Disease Control, the Association of Public Health Agencies hosted a year-long, six-part webinar series titled “Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role” in 2009-2010.

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Climate Forest Vegetation Simulator (Climate-FVS)

2010

The Climate Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (Climate-FVS) provides forest managers a tool for considering the effects of climate change on forested ecosystems.

Resource Category: Data and tools

 

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Decision-Making For At-Risk Communities In a Changing Climate

2010

Prepared by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, this report informs decision-makers relating to climate change and uncertainty, risk management, and community relocation planning and sustainability - specifically as it relates to infrastructure.

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) "What We Know" Initiative

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest non-government general science membership organization and the executive publisher of Science, a leading scientific journal.

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Climate Solutions University (CSU)

The Model Forest Policy Program's Climate Solutions University (CSU): Forest and Water Strategies is an on-line educational campus.  CSU provides a framework to assist rural forested communities with on-the-ground solutions to the climate crisis. This 10-month educational program teaches local communities in resource rich areas to develop climate action plans relevant to local forest, water and economic issues.

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Satellite Beach Sea-Level Rise Comprehensive Plan Recommendations

2010

In the fall of 2009, the City of Satellite Beach, Florida, authorized a project designed to assess municipal vulnerability to rising sea level and initiate the planning process to properly mitigate impacts. The city has a total area of 4. 3 square miles, in which 2. 9 square miles of it is land and 1. 4 square miles of it (31. 94%) is water. The City’s highest elevation barely exceeds 20 ft (6. 1 m) and is associated with the Atlantic Ocean coastal dune system, which otherwise averages about +15 ft (4.

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Coastal Community Development Partnership (NOAA and EPA)

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have built a partnership to to support state and local coastal development innovations. Under the agreement, the two agencies will partner with local communities and other governmental entities to give waterfront communities the tools and resources they need to benefit the economy, public health, and the environment while protecting coastal ecosystems, including anticipating and reducing the impacts of climate change.

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