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Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

CAKE is a joint project of Island Press and EcoAdapt. It is aimed at building a shared knowledge base for managing natural systems in the face of rapid climate change. 

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Climate Change Adaptation Database

The database provides web-based guidance on the integration of biodiversity within adaptation planning. It gathers information tools and case studies from a number of relevant partners. Its purpose is to support Parties as they continue to integrate climate change impacts and response activities through their implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

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Climate & Biodiversity Nexus - CB Nex

CB Nex is  platform designed to connect organisations and people to climate change and biodiversity activities.

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Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA)

The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) is a biodiversity information system currently developed as a set of interoperable web services.

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NatureServe is a non-profit conservation organization whose mission is to provide the scientific basis for effective conservation action. NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs are the leading source for information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.

NatureServe represents an international network of biological inventories-known as natural heritage programs or conservation data centers-operating in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Together we not only collect and manage detailed local information on plants, animals, and ecosystems, but develop information products, data management tools, and conservation services to help meet local, national, and global conservation needs.

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TNC’s Knowledge Base for Climate Change Adaptation

The Nature Conservancy is working to develop climate change adaptation strategies that work in real places, and to advocate for ecosystem-based adaptation and resilience strategies that can help sustain communities in this time of global change. This site supports the growing Community of Practice.

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The EU Ad Hoc Expert Working Group on Biodiversity and Climate Change

This group, chaired by DG Environment (Unit B.2 - Biodiversity), aims at bringing together Member States' representatives and various stakeholders (including NGOs and scientific experts) to gather knowledge on the climate change-biodiversity nexus and to develop a strategy paper on biodiversity and climate change with a view to frame biodiversity and climate change policy for post 2010 including issues of Natura 2000 and ecological connectivity and the role of biodiversity and ecosystem services with regards to combating climate change. 

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Protected Areas and Climate Change

This website is managed by members of PACT 2020, a consortium of organizations advocating protected areas as a solution to climate change adaptation and mitigation. on this networking site you can upload photos, case studies and documents, add a profile, and participate in the discussion forums.

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AdaptAlp is an Alpine Space Programme project, which is part of the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013. 16 project partners from six different alpine countries are involved in AdaptAlp with the overall aim of assessing impacts of and adaptation to climate change in the Alpine Space.

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ChangeHabitats 2

This project coordinates the intersectoral research and development activities of three university institutes and five SMEs from Austria, Germany, Hungary and Poland in the framework of IAPP of Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission. The main objective is to promote the use of airborne laser scanning and airborne hyperspectral imagery in the observation, research, and management of Natura 2000 sites by analysing the needs, developing high-end data acquisition and processing tools and doing research in this field.

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ClimAlpTour - Climate change and its impact on tourism in the Alpine Space

The main objective of the project is to make Alpine centers an interesting destination in all seasons and to increase their potential even if snow is lacking.

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The project is composed of four Slovenian and five Italian parks. Project activities undertaken by the partners will be aimed at research and raising public awareness of climate change, conservation of biodiversity, and sustainable attitude towards the environment in these protected areas and on a global scale. The project is co-financed under the Slovenia-Italy Transnational Programme 2007—2013 by the European Regional Development Fund and national funds.

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Climate Proof Areas

Belgium, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have joined  forces in  a project called ‘Climate Proof Areas’. Scientists, water experts and civil servants from  all five partners  are  developing  new innovative and sustainable methods to  help render ten threatened areas climate proof. Within every project local governments and inhabitants are involved to make sure various local threats and problems will be taken into account.

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CLISP - Climate Change Adaptation by Spatial Planning

CLISP is a European project funded by the Alpine Space Programme under the European Territorial Cooperation 2007-2013.The Lead Partner is the Umweltbundesamt GmbH / Federal Environment Agency Austria.

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The project assesses the capacity of ecosystems to supply humans with required goods and services and to buffer against climate and land use change.
It concentrates on the improvement of models and the generation of new data and will combine findings with socio-economic analysis.

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The MANFRED Project

The MANFRED project, aimed at defining management strategies to adapt Alpine Space forests to climate change risks, has two main objectives:protection and preservation of forest ecosystems and effective forests management by means of knowledge-based adaptive strategies.

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MS.MONINA - Multi-scale Service for Monitoring NATURA 2000 Habitats of European Community Interest

The GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) project MS.MONINA is exploring biodiversity as a 'new emerging area' of global attention. The project offers remote sensing based monitoring services for observing and managing the state of NATURA 2000 sites and other precious habitats to reduce the loss of biodiversity. New concepts and methods combining earth observation data and in-situ data are defined and implemented with the aim to support public authorities in implementing policies and measures. Pilot applications in a range of study areas all over Europe will demonstrate the value and importance of monitoring for the conservation of biodiversity.

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TransEcoNet - Transnational Ecological Networks in Central Europe

The CENTRAL EUROPE project TransEcoNet elaborates strategies and gives recommendations how to develop and manage transnational ecological networks in Central Europe.

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The Alpine Ecological Network

Three closely linked initiatives are working together in implementing a ecological network in the Alps: the platform “ecological network” of the Alpine Convention, the Ecological Continuum Initiative started by four active alpine network organizations and the ECONNECT project of 16 partners.

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Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

The mission of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre is to carry out internationally outstanding research on the interactions of organismal biodiversity and climate. Using a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art methods from satellite-supported remote sensing of climate, area and ecosystem reactions to advanced genomics and mass spectrometry, the scientists of the centre document and analyse past and present patterns and processes with the goal of providing reliable predictions of future developments.

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CEEweb for Biodiversity

CEEweb for Biodiversity is an umbrella organisation of nature conservation NGOs from the Central and Eastern European region. Its focus is the conservation of biodiversity through the promotion of sustainable development.

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CENTRAL EUROPE territorial cooperation programme

CENTRAL EUROPE is a European Union programme that encourages cooperation among the countries of Central Europe to improve innovation, accessibility and the environment and to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of their cities and regions.

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