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Climate Adaptation Around the World. Planning for Climate Impacts in the Western Lake Superior Region September 22, 2011, Duluth Michael Davidson, Midwest Regional Director ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA. Asia.

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climate adaptation around the world
Climate Adaptation Around the World

Planning for Climate Impacts in the Western Lake Superior Region

September 22, 2011, Duluth

Michael Davidson, Midwest Regional Director

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA

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Asia

The Treasury of Bhutan plans to release grants of UN funds to local governments to adapt to climate change.

Most local governments will likely help farmers adapt agricultural practices to increase food security

Photo credit: Flickr Hockadilly

pacific islands
Pacific Islands

Micronesia signed the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) project along with Nauru, the Marshall Islands, and others, to deal with the impact of coastal erosion on infrastructure.

Photo credit: Flickr dw_globalideas

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Europe

Mayors from Europe and around the world meet annually in Bonn, Germany for a Resilient Cities conference, part of the World Congress on Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change, focusing on urban design, ecosystem services, and more.

Photo credit: Flickr Janos Szudi

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Africa

Farmers use cell phones to access weather information via text message to prepare for upcoming floods or droughts.

Photo credit: Neil Palmer (CIAT) and Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security

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South America

The City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, expanded protected areas and parks to prevent further loss of biodiversity due to climate change, while also creating a department of veterinary medicine and wildlife to address threats to animals in the local ecosystem.

Photo credit: Flickr CIFOR