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 – www.icleicanada.org/images/icleicanada/pdfs/GuideWorkbookInfoAnnexes_WebsiteCombo.pdf

Union of Concerned Scientists – www.ucsusa/global-warming/prepare-impacts/climate-resilience-framework-and-principles

National Association of Climate Resilience Planners’ framework for Community-Driven Climate Resilience Planning – https://www.nacrp.org

Urban Sustainability Directors Network’s Guide to Equitable, Community-driven Climate Preparedness Planning – https://www.usdn.org/uploads/cms/documents/usdn_guide_to _equitable_community-driven_climate_preparedness-_high_res.pdf

Resources on Building Equitable Climate Resilience

Advancing Climate Justice in California: Guiding Principles and Recommendations for Policy and Funding Decisions – http://www.healthyworldforall.org/en/AdvancingClimateJusticeInCalifornia.html

Georgetown Climate Center’s Adaptation Equity Portal –

http://www.adaptationclearinghouse.org/networks/adaptation-equity-portal/

Life After Carbon’s Innovation Network for Communities – http://lifeaftercarbon.net/innovation-network-for-communities/climate-change/

Movement Strategy Center tools and publications – http://movementstrategy.org/publications-tools/

NAACP’s Equity in Building Resilience in Adaptation Planning publication – http://www.naacp.org/latest/equity-in-resilience-building-for-climate-adaptation-planning/

Climate Change Literacy and Education

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) white board videos about climate change – https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resource_center/earthminute?fbclid=IwAR2SZ_bkrfPhW6234pKSV6F9bJL4_AvBzExOPA5Aa2Oe1zk4gll_BI_ksMQ

National Oceanic and Atmospheric and Administration (NOAA) information on climate news, science, maps, and projections – https://www.climate.gov  

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

https://www.nwf.org/Our-Work/Environmental-Threats/Climate-Change/Climate-Smart-Conservation/Climate-Smart-Communities/Green-Works-Guide

IUCN Publication Nature-based Solutions to Address Global Societal Challenges

https://portals.iucn.org/library/node/46191

Georgetown Climate Center’s Green Infrastructure Toolkit

https://www.georgetownclimate.org/adaptation/toolkits/green-infrastructure-toolkit/introduction.html

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

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Geos Institute

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