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USCAN Climate Risks and Preparedness website

2013

This USCAN (Climate Action Network) webpage is dedicated to 'Climate Risks and Preparedness,' hosting links to a number of valuable resources related to climate impacts and adaptation. 

Related Organizations: U.S. Climate Action Network (USCAN)

Resource Category: Adaptation Websites

 

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Vermont Governor's Climate Cabinet and State Agency Climate Action Plan (Executive Order 15-12)

December 28, 2012

The Vermont Governor's Climate Cabinet was established by an Executive Order from Governor Shumlin in December 2012. The Climate Cabinet is charged with providing comprehensive leadership by coordinating climate change efforts, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, providing outreach and education as well as implementing climate change adaptation efforts across all state agencies and departments.

Related Organizations: Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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California State Coastal Conservancy Strategic Plan 2013 - 2018

December 6, 2012

The California State Coastal Conservancy was established in 1976 to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore - working in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. 

Related Organizations: California State Coastal Conservancy

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification Report – “Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action”

November 2012

The Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel, which was convened by former governor Christine Gregoire in February 2012, released this report in November 2012 to detail its findings and recommendations for addressing the sources of and adapting to the impacts of ocean acidification.

Related Organizations: Washington State Department of Ecology

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Rhode Island Climate Change Commission 2012 Progress Report - Adapting to Climate Change in the Ocean State: A Starting Point

November 2012

This progress report was developed by the Rhode Island Climate Change Commission. The Commission serves to review and advance legislative recommendations, coordinate and foster climate adaptation planning and programs across Rhode Island, facilitate the “mainstreaming” of climate change and adaptation policies in existing state and local law and policy, and increase the capacity of decision-makers and citizens to prepare for and proactively adapt to the consequences of climate change.

Related Organizations: Rhode Island Climate Change Commission

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

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Santa Clara Valley Water District 2012 Water Supply and Infrastructure Master Plan

October 2012

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) 2012 Water Supply and Infrastructure Master Plan is the water district’s strategy for providing a reliable supply of water for Santa Clara County, California. The Plan identifies the District strategy to continue investments to meet the county’s future water supply needs through at least 2035. The Plan discusses managing for climate change impacts with a focus on drought, and calls for further climate adaptation planning by the District.

Related Organizations: Santa Clara Valley Water District

Authors or Affiliated Users: Tracy Hemmeter, Erin Baker

Resource Category: Planning

 

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A Framework for Regulatory Transition: Accommodating Projected Climatic Shifts at the Operational Level - California

October 2012

This briefing paper provides an overview of California's current hydrology and water management practices, the shifts in the state’s hydrology due to climate change, and the changes in the water resources regulatory framework that are needed to adapt. The current regulatory framework described is based on the premise that the hydrological baseline, with accepted levels of year to year and seasonal variability in water flows, is a constant. California's hydrology is being altered by climate change, and the effects are predicted to become even more pronounced over the next several decades, altering this baseline.

Author or Affiliated User: Robert Shibatani

Resource Category: Planning

 

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CA SB 1066 - Climate Ready California Coastal Conservancy

September 27, 2012

The California State Coastal Conservancy, established in 1976, is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore- working in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.

Related Organizations: California State Coastal Conservancy, State of California

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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California Cool Pavements Research and Implementation Act (AB 296, 2012)

September 27, 2012

Assembly Bill 296, the “Cool Pavements Research and Implementation Act,” was approved by California Governor Jerry Brown on September 27, 2012. AB 296 calls upon the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop a standard specification for sustainable or "cool" pavements that can be used to mitigate urban heat islands.

Related Organizations: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), California Climate Action Team (CAT)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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City of Flagstaff, Arizona Resiliency and Preparedness Study

September 2012

The City of Flagstaff, Arizona completed a study that assesses 115 of the City’s critical operations that have been impacted by climate. Conducted by a team of City staff and regional partners (the "Core Team"), the study recommends an overarching policy aimed to increase protection and resilience within municipal operations to hazards - including fire, severe winter storms, drought, floods, and more.

Related Organizations: City of Flagstaff, Arizona

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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