Climate change presents enormous new challenges for conservation and development. While decision-makers increasingly have access to climate science, determining what information to use and how to apply it can be overwhelming. As a result, climate change adaptation is not moving forward at the pace required. To address this challenge WWF created ADVANCE, a partnership with Columbia University’s Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR).
ADVANCE engages stakeholders to first understand the problems they need to solve and then identify the most relevant climate information needed to address those problems. But we don’t stop there. Importantly, ADVANCE continues to work with our partners to ensure proper understanding of the science and how to best use it in decision-making and planning.
By anticipating and planning for the future now, we are working to ensure that the people and places we value are equipped to handle the changes to come.
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- Jan 08, 2018 Podcast: Conservation and Adaptation in Asia's High Mountain Landscapes America Adapts: the Climate Change Podcast
- Nov 18, 2017 Sequía altera economía de comunidades amazónicas de Bolivia (English: Drought disrupts economy of Amazonian communities in Bolivia) Chicago Tribune
- Nov 11, 2017 Is Myanmar ready for climate change? Myanmar Times
- Nov 06, 2017 Ryan Bartlett: "Asaí is an alternative to the fall of the Brazil Nut" Los Tiempos
- Sep 06, 2017 Climate Change: A Permanent Reality for Myanmar The Irrawaddy
- Sep 04, 2017 In Myanmar, Nature Can Help Communities Face Climate Challenges Huffpost
- March 2017 USAID Adaptation Community Meeting: ADVANCE - Adaptation for Development and Conservation: Lessons learned from the field Climate Links