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Everybody’s Movement - Environmental Justice and Climate Change

December 2009

Everybody’s Movement: Environmental Justice and Climate Change describes how mitigating and adapting to climate change must be everybody’s movement, in order to be successful.  This report aims to provide answers to the question: “What will it take to create a climate change movement that engages everyone. ” In doing so, the Environmental Support Center intends to contribute to creating a more participatory, inclusive climate change movement in the U. S. with the full engagement of poor communities and communities of color.

Author or Affiliated User: Angela Park

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Recommended Sea Level Rise Scenarios for Delaware

December 2009

The Recommended Sea Level Rise Scenarios were established by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Sea Level Rise (SLR) Technical Workgroup to     support the development of the DNREC Sea Level Rise Policy. The SLR Technical Workgroup is comprised of scientists from DNREC, University of Delaware, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Center for the Inland Bays. The Workgroup determined the Delaware SLR scenarios by employing published expert summaries of existing data and predictions from national and international panels and federal agencies.

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Climate Action Plan of the Sierra Nevada: A Regional Approach to Address Climate Change

December 2009

The California state agency, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, completed a Climate Action Plan for the the Sierra Nevada region of the state with support from the California Natural Resources Agency. This plan looks at climate change impacts across the region, what additional actions can be taken in mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, and the gaps in information that were most prevalent for these efforts as of 2009. The plan includes 49 Action items, or specific activities, for addressing regional climate change impacts.

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City of Punta Gorda, Florida Adaptation Plan

November 18, 2009

This report is both an assessment of economic and physical vulnerabilities to the city of Punta Gorda, Florida, as well as an adaptation plan to respond to the highest priority vulnerable areas.

Authors or Affiliated Users: James W. Beever III, Whitney Gray, Daniel Trescott, Dan Cobb, Jason Utley, David Hutchinson, John Gibbons, Tim Walker, Moji Abimbola, Lisa B. Beever, Maran Hilgendorf, Judy Ott

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Southeast Florida's Resilient Water Resources - Adaptation to Sea Level Rise and Other Impacts of Climate Change

November 15, 2009

This report examines how, and to what extent, sea-level rise and other climate change impacts are likely to influence Southeast Florida’s water supply, wastewater reuse alternatives, and ground and surface waters.   Engineering options and management strategies for enhancing the resilience of the region’s water systems are described in five areas: 1) conservation, 2) protection of existing sources, 3) development of alternative water sources, 4) reclamation and reuse of treated wastewater, and 5) storm water management.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Barry N. Heimlich, Frederick Bloetscher, Daniel E. Meeroff, James Murley

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Climate Change and Water Management in South Florida

November 12, 2009

Developed by the Interdepartmental Climate Change Group of the South Florida Water Management District, this paper provides a high-level foundation for future discussions of the effects of global climate on water management planning and operations in South Florida. It focuses on the global concepts of climate change at the local level by providing an overview of how it may affect South Florida’s resources and the mission responsibilities of the South Florida Water Management District. The paper includes an initial vulnerability analysis of the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on water supply, flood control, coastal ecosystems, and regional water management infrastructure.

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Economic Impacts of Projected Climate Change in Pennsylvania

November 4, 2009

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, this assessment examines the impacts of projected global climate change on the state’s economy at mid-century (2050).  The economic impacts are discussed for the Forestry, Agriculture, Energy, Human Health, Property Impacts and Insurance, and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism sectors.

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Iowa Code 2009, Title 11, Subtitle 4, Section 473 - Energy Development and Conservation

November 4, 2009

Following a report in December 2008 from the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, the Iowa Legislature requested additional information on the ramifications of climate change for the state, and enacted a new bill in 2009 (Sec. 27, Section 473.7, Code 2009 amended) requiring a climate change impacts review to be conducted and reported. The resulting report, "Climate Change Impacts on Iowa" was then produced by the Climate Council in 2010. 

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Virginia Strategy for Safeguarding Species of Greatest Conservation Need from the Effects of Climate Change

November 2009

From the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Conservation Network, and the National Wildlife Federation, this report is to be appended to Virginia's Wildlife Action Plan. It forms the basis for wildlife inventory and conservation planning; supplementing the state wildlife action plan which did not address climate change.

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Voluntary Guidance for States to Incorporate Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans & Other Management Plans

November 2009

This document provides voluntary guidance that can be used by state fish and wildlife agencies to better incorporate current and expected impacts of climate change into Wildlife Action Plans. The report presents steps for developing a wildlife adaptation strategy, the process for revising state Wildlife Action Plans, and tools to support the planning and implementation process, including vulnerability assessments and monitoring. Relevant case studies are included in each chapter.

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