Getting Started

Organizations to Foster Learning and Connection

American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP): www.adaptationprofessionals.org

ASAP is a professional association with the mission to support and connect climate change adaptation professionals while advancing innovation in the field.

Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO): www.accoonline.org
ACCO is a community of practice that provides training and learning opportunities, links regional efforts and members, and provides access to tools and resources.

Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE): www.cakex.org

CAKE is an innovative community of practice that aims to build a shared knowledge base for managing natural and built systems in the face of rapid climate change.

Georgetown Climate Center: www.georgetownclimate.org

The nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center advances effective climate and energy policies in the U.S. and serves as a resource to state and local communities addressing climate change.

Other Guides and Frameworks Reviewed for this Guide

ICLEI Canada

Union of Concerned Scientists

National Association of Climate Resilience Planners’ framework for Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning

Resources on Building Equitable Climate Resilience

Advancing Climate Justice in California: Guiding Principles and Recommendations for Policy and Funding Decisions

Georgetown Climate Center’s Adaptation Equity Portal

Life After Carbon’s Innovation Network for Communities 

Movement Strategy Center tools and publications

NAACP’s Equity in Building Resilience in Adaptation Planning publication

Equity Foundations – an independent study professional development program for sustainability directors and their staff to master best practices for adding a racial equity lens to sustainability.

 

Climate Change Literacy and Education

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) white board videos about climate change

National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA) information on climate news, science, maps, and projections   

Katharine Hayhoe videos on climate change:

Resources on Outreach and Engagement

Apathy is Boring’s Top Ten Tools for Engaging with Millennials and Generation Y – From pages 10-12 in the 2017 Report “Dear Municipalities, From Millennials.“

Nature-based Solutions

National Wildlife Federation’s Green Works for Climate Resilience guide

IUCN Publication Nature-based Solutions to Address Global Societal Challenges

Georgetown Climate Center’s Green Infrastructure Toolkit

Think-nature.eu (hub for dialog, knowledge, networking)

Initiative of
Geos Institute

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