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Adaptation Frameworks
The following are frameworks to help with climate change adaptation planning and development of adaptation strategies.
Adaptation Data and Planning Tool (ADAPT)
A tool that walks you through the process of assessing your vulnerabilities, setting resilience goals, and developing plans that integrate into existing hazard and comprehensive planning efforts.
Source: ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA
Needs ICLEI membership for tool access.
A framework designed for collaborative application in a given landscape or seascape by a multidisciplinary group of natural resource managers, conservation practitioners, scientists, and local stakeholders. It uses available scientific data on climate change and prompts analysis of multiple future scenarios of change to identify adaptation actions that will be useful regardless of uncertainties in predictions.
Source: Bachelet, D., Brooks, M. L., Cross, M. S., Enquist, C. A. F., Fleishman, E., Graumlich, L., Groves, C. R., Hannah, L., Hansen, L., Hayward, G., Koopman, M., Lawler, J. J., Malcolm, J., Nordgren, J., Petersen, B., Scott, D., Shafer, S. L., Shaw, M. R., Tabor, G. M., & Zavaleta, E. S. 2010. Climate Change Adaptation for Conservation Targets (ACT)
A guide written in response to a request by state coastal managers for direction in developing and implementing adaptation plans to reduce the risks associated with climate change impacts affecting their coasts.
Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 2010. Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers. NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.
One of EcoAdapt’s programs, also known as Climate Camp, A2A trains people from organizations and agencies around the world in how to develop and implement solutions to the challenges of climate change in their work. The program is based on the concept that adaptation needs to be incorporated into all aspects of existing programs and projects so they can be “climate savvy.”
Source: EcoAdapt

ClimateWise – A planning service by the Geos Institute that helps community’s prepare for and minimize impacts of climate change in all sectors. It includes climate change projections, series of focuses workshops, and assessments.
Source: Geos Institute ClimateWise®
A set of guidelines developed by The Nature Conservancy to assist in implementing climate change strategies to current conservation projects. These guidelines were developed as part of the 2009 Climate Adaptation Clinic.
Source: The Nature Conservancy’s Central Science Division. 2009. Conservation Action Planning Guideline for Developing Strategies in the Face of Climate Change. Conservation Science, The Nature Conservancy. 
Part of the U.S. Government Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Product, this report focuses on adaptation options for natural resources. The report includes an evaluation of current practices to ensure they are still effective with climate change impacts and development of new adaptation strategies.
Source: CCSP, 2008: Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research. [Julius, S.H., J.M. West (eds.), J.S. Baron, B. Griffith, L.A. Joyce, P. Kareiva, B.D. Keller, M.A. Palmer, C.H. Peterson, and J.M. Scott (Authors)]. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 873 pp.