Adaptation Clearinghouse 2.0 Launches With Powerful New Tools for Adaptation Professionals

July 14, 2016

The Adaptation Clearinghouse was re-launched today with a fresh makeover and new tools to assist state policymakers, resource managers, academics, and others who are working to help communities adapt to climate change. 

Among the Clearinghouse's features:

  • A new design and improved search engine to make finding resources easier than ever.
  • New sector pages to make it simple for policymakers focused on a specific sector (water, transportation, coastal, etc.) to find the resources they need.
  • New network pages highlight the potential for your organization to partner with us, create your own mini-clearinghouse, share resources on external websites, and connect with other adaptation professionals. 

The Clearinghouse, which was originally launched in 2011, contains more than 2,000 adaptation resources.

The new Adaptation Clearinghouse also includes partnerships with organizations like the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Division and the Federal Highway Administration have worked with the Georgetown Climate Center on content found in the Clearinghouse.

USDN has worked with the Georgetown Climate Center to curate resources that will be most useful to local government professionals.

“Urban climate adaptation is now a necessity, so city leaders need a place to turn for trusted information in an easy to use format,” said Matthew Gray, a beta tester of the new system for USDN and director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability at City of Cleveland. “The Adaptation Clearinghouse clearly serves that need.”

You may view the new Adaptation Clearinghouse at http://www.adaptationclearinghouse.org

Below is also a video walkthrough of the new Clearinghouse from the launch webinar.