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    Climate change threatens Hawaiian forest birds

    Pacific Islands Regional Climate Assessment, 2016
    In Hawai'i, geograpahic isolation has prevented the natural establishment of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and many insect species, such as biting mosquitoes. Isolation has also facilitated the spectacular evolutionary radiation of Hawaiian honeycreepers from a single small flock of North American finches into more than 50 species and subspecies of endemic forest birds.
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    Health care facility climate change resiliency workshop

    Pan American Health Organization, 2015
    In addition to their primary roles in treating illness and injuries, health care facilities provide a first line of defence in protecting individuals and communities from the impacts of climate change.
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    Natural gas market outlook: how Latin America and the Caribbean can benefit from the US shale boom

    Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2015
    The surge in US natural gas production from the shale boom is transforming global gas markets. Less than a decade ago, with natural gas production on the decline, the United States was expected to become a major importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and a “last resort” market for surplus cargos around the world.
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    Overcoming obstacles to U.S.-China cooperation on climate change

    Brookings Institution, 2009
    U.S.-China relations have evolved and grown enormously since the Nixon visit to Beijing in 1972. But despite this progress, underlying mutual distrust over long-term intentions has grown and can over time make mutual antagonism a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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    Commitments to action on building a sustainable water future

    White House Council of Economic Advisors, 2016
    This document describes some of the long-term water management strategies aimed to reduce and mitigate the incidence and impact of water stresses on U.S. communities. It includes the commitments made by institutions and organizations from all sectors to build a sustainable water future in the United States.
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    Extreme climate events and the energy sector in the Souris river basin: key stakeholder perspectives

    International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2016
    This study seeks to understand how the energy sector has coped with historic extreme climate events and adjusted its practices in light of lessons learned, through interviews with representatives from the energy sector and local and provincial governments.
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    Mitigating droughts and floods in agriculture: policy lessons and approaches

    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016
    Climate change is recognised as a factor that will increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, notably of droughts and floods to which the agriculture sector is especially exposed. Agricultural productivity growth and policy development have allowed the sector to better cope with these risks and reduce overall impacts.
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    Understanding communication and coordination among government and service organisations after a disaster

    Overseas Development Institute, 2015
    This study found that 91 organisations and departments were indicated as playing a part in the relief effort at some point during the two weeks following Hurricane Katrina. This study shows how integral communication is to disaster response. Moore et al. (2004) mentioned that the research on disaster management is commonly divided into four phases:
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    The co-benefits of sustainable city projects

    2015
    C40 Cities is a network of the world's mega-cities committed to addressing climate change. In recognition of the fact that the largest cities of the world are the primary contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions, the network has conducted research into the co-benefits of sustainable city projects, examining and evaluating case studies from around the world, and across different sectors.
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    Climate change governance at subnational level: key lessons for Kenya’s county governments

    University of Strathclyde, 2015
    The paper explores why subnational units should be on the forefront to tackle climate change, with examples from the states of California and Sao Paulo.

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