Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

On April 15 in Berlin, Germany, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved and released Working Group III's Fifth Assessment Report - a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere.

Mapping the River Ahead

As the climate changes, critical challenges face water managers, farmers, public agencies and conservationists in the Colorado River Basin. A new report by Carpe Diem West Academy, in partnership with the Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Montana, documents the concerns of some Colorado River thought leaders and their ideas about potential solutions and paths ahead.

The American Planning Association's 2014 National Planning Conference will be held in Atlanta from April 26-30.

Regional conference for planners, decision-makers, & educators on how communities can be more resilient to severe weather & climate impacts.

This three-day conference will bring together practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to discuss climate change resiliency in the Great Lakes region.

U.S. Submits 2014 Climate Action Report to UNFCCC

The U.S. Department of State has submitted its 2014 Climate Action Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report details actions the United States is taking domestically and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.

New York City updates sustainability plans with PlaNYC

In the wake of Sandy’s devastation, the city of New York announced PlaNYC – a long-term sustainability plan based on the latest climate science. The report includes ideas on how to rebuild the communities affected by the 2012 storm and how to increase resilience and infrastructure of buildings citywide in order to protect against future extreme events.

Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate

According to a new National Climate Assessment report, the nation's valuable ocean ecosystems and marine resources are being affected by a changing climate.  These impacts are expected to increase in coming years, putting marine resources — and the people and economies that depend on them — at risk.

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force released a rebuilding strategy that outlines a set of principles and recommendations to guide recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Sandy. The Strategy will help ensure communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.

Climate Sensitivity of the Nation's Estuaries

The United States' 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing negative effects of human and climate-related stressors, according to a new report from NOAA's National Ocean Service. This is the first national-scale climate sensitivity analysis of estuaries to help coastal managers protect the health of estuaries.

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