Changing Climates and Building Resiliency

The Climate Change Response Framework

Forest Adaptation Resources

The Forest Adaptation Resources builds on the latest understanding on climate change impacts and options for adaptation, utilizing the combined expertise of scientists, land managers, and climate change adaptation specialists. Since its initial release in 2012, the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science has worked with hundreds of public, private, and tribal land managers to incorporate climate change considerations into natural resource management and conservation activities using the Adaptation Workbook and other materials contained in the Forest Adaptation Resources.

Agroforestry: Enhancing Resiliency in U.S. Agricultural Landscapes Under Changing Conditions

This technical report presents the first-ever synthesis on agroforestry as a mechanism to provide mitigation and adaptation services in the face of a changing climate. With contributions from more than 50 experts from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, this report draws upon recent science and shows how tree-based management strategies can improve agricultural production and resiliency.

Chapters include:

  • Reducing Threats and Enhancing Resiliency
  • Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Accounting
  • Valuation of Agroforestry Services
  • Human Dimensions of Agroforestry Systems
  • Agroforestry Resources
  • Expanding the North American Perspective—Canada
  • Expanding the North American Perspective—Mexico
  • Challenges and Opportunities

Urban Resilience Research Network

Four PhD students from very different backgrounds, institutes, and countries found themselves debating why they had such different perspectives on urban resilience during the International Resilience Conference (Arizona State University, March 2011).

A few months later, one of them proposed that they organize an international workshop in order to address the various meanings and perspectives of resilience thinking as applied to urban systems and set a common research framework. In November 2011, they held the First International Workshop on Urban Resilience in Barcelona, and based on its success they edited a book and launched a network of researchers interested in this discussion.

In 2012 the first book entitled “Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Resilience was published and the Urban Resilience Research Network blog was launched.

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