CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA RISA Team

External Links: Adaptation

Climate Resilience Toolkit

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The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing climate issues that impact people and their communities. The site includes links to tools and "Taking Action" case studies that demonstrate how communities are building climate resilience throughout the U.S.

Georgetown Climate Center Adaptation Clearinghouse

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The nonprofit Georgetown Climate Center has developed a clearinghouse of information on impacts and adaptation for state and local governments, including news and updates, a directory of resources and tools, and state and local adaptation stories.

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

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CAKE, a program of EcoAdapt, is an online community resource that supports managers, planners, and practitioners as they work to prepare for and respond to climate change. CAKE provides a georeferenced database filled with on-the-ground case studies, a library of resources, adaptation and climate change tools, a directory of practitioners, and a community section with the latest events and opportunities from around the field.

Adaptation Handbook for Local Governments in North Carolina

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Developed by the Coastal Hazards Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the handbook demonstrates the need for local action and explains available options, as well as providing guidance to retool existing policy and programs to address climate change.

Climate Ready North Carolina

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This website provides an archive of conference and report materials produced by the North Carolina Interagency Leadership Team, to include presentations and proceedings from the 'Ask the Climate Question' workshop, held in March 2010.

Climate Ready North Carolina: Building a Resilient Future

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This document, prepared by the NC Interagency Leadership Team, provides a framework for collaborative planning to proactively prepare for the projected impacts of climate variability and weather extremes on the state's economy, infrastructure and natural resources.


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The Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments program supports 11 research teams throughout the US to address complex climate sensitive issues of concern to decision makers and policy planners at a regional level.

Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center

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The Department of Interior Southeastern Climate Science Center provides scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional to local scales.

The Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership

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The Southeast and Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) works to enhance resilience and recovery for coastal communities in the region in response to inundation from coastal storms. The SCDRP works with a variety of stakeholders ranging from local to state level, in both public and private sectors for a holistic approach to disaster recovery planning.

USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub

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The Department of Agriculture Southeast Regional Climate Hub will connect with public, academic, and private sector organizations, researchers, and outreach specialists to deliver technical support and provide tools and strategies for climate change response to help producers cope with challenges associated wtih drought, heat stress, excessive moisture, longer growing seasons, and changes in pest pressures.

US EPA State and Local Climate and Energy Program: Impacts and Adaptation Page

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The EPA's State and Local Climate and Energy site has a topic page on impacts and adaptation that includes links to state adaptation plans, guidebooks, programs and tools.

US Global Change Research Program

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The US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. The National Climate Assessment is part of this program.

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