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Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card 2021

January 21, 2022

On January 21, 2022, the Maryland Commission on Climate Change’s Adaptation and Resiliency Work Group in collaboration with the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES-IAN) released the 2021 Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card. Informed by stakeholder engagement, the Coastal Adaptation Report Card “gives a snapshot of the current adaptation status in Maryland’s coastal zone, and establishes a framework for measuring future progress.

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California State Adaptation Clearinghouse - ResilientCA.org

2018

California’s Adaptation Clearinghouse has been developed by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) in response to CA’s 2015 Senate Bill 246 - which directed OPR to form the Integrated Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Program. One main component of the Program is the State Adaptation Clearinghouse, which serves as a “centralized source of information and resources to assist decision makers at the state, tribal, regional, and local levels when planning for and implementing climate adaptation projects to promote resiliency across California.

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FedCenter Climate Change Adaptation Program

The Climate Change Adaptation Program supports Federal agency climate adaptation planning on the Federal Facilities, Environmental Stewardship, and Compliance Assistance Center (FedCenter.gov) website. The site acts as a portal to a substantial amount of planning resources, first providing information to define climate change adaptation and why Federal agencies need to adapt, with a background on the Implementing Instructions for federal agency climate change adaptation.

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Water Research Foundation Climate Change Knowledge Portal

The Water Research Foundation has developed a website of “Knowledge Portals” on various topics relating to water resources and water utilities management - including climate change. The portal includes publications by the Foundation on climate impacts, vulnerability assessments, adaptation and mitigation in the water sector, and communication resources.

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Adapt Alaska

2017

Adapt Alaska is a website which hosts information about climate impacts in Alaska, a set of steps for policymakers and planners to create monitoring, mitigation, and adaptation solutions, and various resources and case studies designed to guide the user in developing and funding their own adaptation projects. The website emerged from a collaborative research project—Promoting Coastal Resilience in Arctic Alaska— which included workshops and outreach efforts, during which coastal community resilience workshop participants identified issues they faced from rapidly changing environmental and climate conditions. This learning and planning tool provides both background information about the impacts of climate change on Alaska and resources to adapt to this change, while incorporating considerations of cultural values into strategies. 

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Climatelinks

November 2015

Climatelinks, officially launched November 2015, is a clearinghouse built for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader global community working at the intersection of climate change and international development.  The portal provides access to USAID documents and resources that offer technical guidance and information aimed at helping countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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Hawaii Climate Adaptation Portal

November 2015

The State of Hawai’i has developed the Hawai’i Climate Adaptation Portal web tool to provide the public with information on climate change, its impacts, and adaptation.  The portal contains adaptation tools and strategies; reviews of the climate adaptation initiatives Hawai’i has taken; and introductory material on climate change, sea level rise, mitigation and adaptation.

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APA Washington Chapter - Climate Change Adaptation website

November 2015

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association offers a website focused on climate impacts, adaptation and resilience. The site links to many issue briefs which demonstrate detailed climate adaptation and mitigation strategies for local governments in Washington State. 

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Adapt Virginia (AdaptVA)

2017

Adapt Virginia ("AdaptVA") is a web portal designed to provide climate information, data, and tools tailored for Virginia users, including local governments, emergency managers, state agencies, and home and business owners, among others. The portal includes data, tools, case studies, example plans, laws and policies to help Virginia decisionmakers adapt to rising seas and other impacts of climate change. 

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Sabin Center Climate Litigation Database

June 2017

This website provides two databases of climate change litigation, one for U. S. climate change litigation and one for non-U. S. cases.   The U. S. Climate Change Litigation database is a joint project of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. It tracks developments in litigation and administrative proceedings related to climate change. The U. S. database comprises more than judicial and quasi-judicial administrative actions and proceedings.

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