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

External Links: Adaptation

Adaptation Handbook for Local Governments in North Carolina

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 Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

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.

Climate Resilience Toolkit

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 Portal

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 Ready North Carolina

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

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.


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 Science Center

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.

USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub

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

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

US Global Change Research Program page

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.

USGCRP Federal Adaptation Planning and Implementation Resources

USGCRP Federal Adaptation Planning and Implementation Resources

This site includes an array of resources that can help Federal agencies with their climate change adaptation planning and implementation efforts. Resources include relevant executive orders and strategic plans, technical reports on scientific research, guidance and frameworks for adapting to climate change, and summary documents for decision-makers who need only an overview.

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