All articles for the topic: United States

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Climate Resilient Communities

Climate Resilient Communities became its own organization dedicated to uplifting the San Francisco Peninsula’s underrepresented communities in September 2020, beco

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East Palo Alto Rain Garden Project – Centering communities in resilience-building

Explore the East Palo Alto Rain Garden Project, which emerged out of an extensive community engagement process all to assess East Palo Alto’s vulnerability to climate change and community priorities.

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UCSC Coastal Resilience Lab – Valuing risk reduction services provided by coastal ecosystems

In this case study the Coastal Resilience Research Lab at UCSC informs the case for the protective value of nature as a cost effective strategy to help reduce risk to people and property.

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City of Santa Cruz

The City of Santa Cruz, CA, has both a Climate Action Plan and a Climate Adaptation Plan (2018-2023).

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Center for Sea Rise Solutions

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University of California, Santa Cruz

The University of California, Santa Cruz is a public land-grant research university in Santa Cruz, California.

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Using LEAP to achieve Green House Gas (GHG) reduction targets

This case study uses the Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP) Tool to create a model of Vermont to explore scenarios that achieve the Green House Gas (GHG) reduction targets for 2025, 2030 and 2050 set out in the state’s Global Warming Solutions Act.

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Using WEAP as a decision support system for sustainable water supply planning

This case study uses the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) Tool as a decision support system for sustainable water supply planning in the United States.

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Low Emissions Analysis Platform (LEAP)

LEAP, the Low Emissions Analysis Platform, is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute.

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Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) Tool

WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning) is a software tool for integrated water resources planning. It provides a comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly framework for policy analysis.

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Clark University

Clark University is a private research university in Worcester, Massachusetts. The University seeks to prepare students to meet the challenges of a complex and rapidly changing society.

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Auburn University

Auburn University is a public land-grant research university in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn University joined the Sustainable Development Solutions Network showing dedication to improving the lives of

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Sustainable Forest Management to Combat Climate Change

The most recent revisions to Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)'s forest management standard (2022) includes 2 new objectives that are focused significantly on forest management adaptation to climate change. In this webinar, Darren Sleep, PhD, Senior Director of Conservation Science and Strategies at SFI explores these new objectives that will help drive forest management adaptation to climate change across Canada.

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Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a multi-donor partnership that supports low and middle-income countries to understand, manage, and reduce their risks from natural

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Meaningful participation in urban ecosystem-based adaptation - how can it work?

Discover how urban ecosystem-based adaptation approaches can foster participation and inclusiveness through a series of global examples in this short blog.

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National Wildlife Federation

The National Wildlife Federation, America's largest and most trusted conservation organization, works across the country to unite Americans from all walks of life in giving wildlife a voice.

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National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government headquartered at the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. that manages a

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or FWS) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior dedicated to the manag

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SFI 2022 Forest Management Standard

This standard promotes sustainable forestry based on 13 Principles, 17 Objectives, 41 Performance Measures and 114 Indicators related to water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

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Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice

The guide is designed to help conservationists and resource managers incorporate climate change considerations into their work.

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An Introduction to Nature-based Solutions

Explore the basics of nature-based solutions as concept with example case studies through this introductory article. 

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COPE Books for Children: Wildfires

Learn about disaster risk reduction and wildfires with this illustrated children's book from COPE. This time the COPE Squad travel to Pretoria, South Africa, to meet experts and learn all about wildfires. They put their training to good use when called to San Francisco to help with a real Wildfire.

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How corn links Jamaica’s food supply to climate change in the US Midwest

This case study explores how Jamaica’s deep dependency on US maize affects both its economy and food security in a changing climate.

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Climate justice for people and nature through urban EbA

Examples of urban EbA interventions, predominantly in the Global South, are explored in this paper and linked with seven proposed EbA social principles related to climate justice.

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