Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector


Overview: The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are intergovernmental agencies focused on sustainable agricultural development worldwide.

How to Use This Resource: This report includes more than two dozen research papers on climate resilience and adaptation in agriculture sectors worldwide.

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Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts: Eight Philippine Cities

World Wide Fund for Nature

Overview: The World Wide Fund for Nature is an international conservation organization working to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment and wildlife.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find extensive reporting on the business of funding climate change adaptation in the Philippines.

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Climate Policy Resources

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Overview: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a private research organization that focuses on the use, regulation, and taxation of land, including implications related to climate change.

How to Use This Resource: Various climate policy resources are published by the Institute. Among them is the Planet of Cities book by Shlomo Angel reports on the developing science of cities and preparing them for expansion and climate change.

Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative

The National Academies Press

Overview: The National Academies Press publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, and operates under a United States Congress charter.

How to Use This Resource: This book focuses on the particular challenges of crafting federal policies on climate resiliency that suite a vast amount of Americans communities, each with their own individual needs.

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Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Public Health Practice

Environmental Health Perspectives Journal

Overview: Environmental Health Perspectives is a peer-reviewed research journal from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

How to Use This Resource: This article outlines the range of climate change’s impacts on human health, how national health facilities have already adapted, and what more they can do.

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Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

Overview: The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority was established after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, in order to unify the state entities involved with protecting the coastline. For the first time in state history, Louisiana is uniting infrastructural and environmental agencies to produce a more climate-resilient community.

How to Use This Resource: Louisiana is one of the most vulnerable states, as well as one of the most innovative. This master plan details projects that provided relief to areas hit by Hurricane Katrina and lays groundwork for large-scale efforts to fortify the coastline in time for the next extreme storm.

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Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action Summary Report

Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification

Overview: Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification is a research group convened by Washington States’s Office of the Governor.

How to Use This Resource: Journalists will find a comprehensive overview of what causes ocean acidification, the negative impact it has on local economies, and what policies and practices might curtail it.

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Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Africa

The African Institute for Development Policy

Overview: The African Institute for Development Policy is an an African-led nonprofit, established to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in the areas of population change, public health, and the environment in Africa.

How to Use This Resource: Sub-Saharan African nations need more funds to combat climate change, but weak political systems make it difficult to channel those funds where they are needed. This report analyzed the data and found that improving health, schooling, and economic opportunities would greatly increase the continent’s capacity to adapt.

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