Responses to Climate Change

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Responses to Climate Change: What You Need to Know gives a brief overview of the adaptation options, resistance, resilience, and transition, and how to incorporate them into natural resource planning, as well as providing definitions and descriptions of mitigation and restoration. A regionally-relevant activity follows the main material, and a personalized certificate is generated upon completion.

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Learning Objectives

By the end of Responses to Climate Change, users should know:

  • The three adaptation options: resistance, resilience, and transition
  • Differences and similarities between resistance, resilience, and transition
  • Benefits and risks involved with each of the adaptation options
  • The basic steps of the adaptation planning process
  • Mitigation options for land management
  • Differences between adaptation, mitigation, and restoration
The Responses to Climate Change activity will help users gain an understanding of:
  • Different types of ecosystem management responses
  • Climate change challenges, opportunities, and adaptation tactics for their region
  • Climate change adaptation planning processes



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