Includes policy, mitigation, adaptation, risk management, personal responsibility

College & university leaders will discuss campus climate action & sustainability initiatives, and ways of addressing climate challenges.

Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report

A new report released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate concludes that rapid innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible to tackle climate change while also improving economic performance.

This forum will focus on how to make homes and businesses in the Northeast safer when extreme weather events or natural disasters occur.

Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts

This new National Research Council report reviews coastal risk-reduction strategies and levels of protection that have been used along the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts to reduce the impacts of flooding associated with storm surges. The report evaluates their effectiveness in terms of economic return, protection of life safety, and minimization of environmental effects.

Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action

The Georgetown Climate Center has released a report outlining 100 recommendations to help improve federal programs and their ability to prepare for climate change. The new report--Preparing Our Communities for Climate Impacts: Recommendations for Federal Action--will inform the White House's State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

NJ FloodMapper

The New Jersey FloodMapper is a user-friendly visualization tool for local communities who need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise. This tool should be used to promote enhanced preparedness and land use planning decisions with considerations for possible future conditions.

The 2014 Water Education Summit--"Think Globally, Act Locally"--is scheduled for Sept. 8-10 in Asheville, N.C.

USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal

The U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal Change Hazards portal offers interactive access to coastal change science and data for our nation’s coasts. The portal is designed to aid decision-makers, organizations, or the general public make decisions that involve emergency preparedness, ecosystem restoration, and where and how to develop coastal areas. Anyone interested can explore the interactive portal to find information about historical or future potential storm impacts for a specific coastal area.

Four 2-day workshops for Native Americans covering the basics of climate science, climate change, planning tools, & vulnerability assessments.

Climate-Smart Conservation: Putting Adaption Principles into Practice

This new report by the National Wildlife Federation looks at how climate change is affecting the nation’s wildlife & habitats, & addresses how natural resource managers need to prepare for and adapt to these unprecedented changes.

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