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These tools can assist communities throughout New England states in making a difference on their own environment, as well as serve as inspiration for future efforts.

Community Resilience Building is a distinctive, community-driven process that is rich in knowledge, experience, and discussion. Individuals identify the top threats, current strengths, challenges, and essential steps to increase community resilience for any risk presently, and in the future.

By executing clean energy projects in municipal buildings, facilities, and schools, the Green Communities Division (GCD) enables municipalities to minimize energy usage and expenses. It also offers funds, technical support, and local support from Regional Coordinators. All 351 Massachusetts towns and communities are assisted by the Green Communities Division in finding renewable energy solutions that lower long-term energy costs and boost regional economies. The Division also offers financial and technical help for municipal projects.

This National Weather Service initiative employs a grassroots strategy to assist communities in responding to extreme weather. It gives emergency managers precise instructions on how to enhance their operations during severe weather conditions. The initiative aims to reach communities, academic institutions, and corporations.

In order to manage Maine's coastal resources for the benefit of the general public, local, regional, and state authorities have joined forces to form the Maine Coastal Program. The Maine Coastal Program, which was formerly a division of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry, is now a component of the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

Through this initiative, Rhode Island's cities and towns receive direct assistance in completing a municipally-driven process that combines local expertise with information on climate change to pinpoint the greatest risks, ongoing difficulties, and community assets.

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit was created to make it easier for people to locate and utilize resources to increase their capacity for dealing with climate resilience. The Toolkit gathers data from several departments of the US federal government in a single, user-friendly site.Their objective is to increase people's understanding of and capacity for managing the risks and possibilities associated with climate change, as well as to assist them in strengthening the resilience of their communities and businesses to extreme events.

The Adaptation Clearinghouse aims to support academics, resource managers, policymakers, and other individuals who are assisting communities in their efforts to adapt to climate change. The Adaptation Clearinghouse's content is concentrated on tools that support policymakers at all levels of government in minimizing or avoiding the effects of climate change on American communities. The Adaptation Clearinghouse primarily focuses on the negative effects of climate change on people and the built environment.  The water, coastal, transportation, infrastructure, and public health sectors, as well as adaptation planning, policies, legislation, and governance, are among their key content areas.

Cities and local governments in the GCoM are working together to raise awareness of climate change, ensure that communities have a healthy environment, and expand access to safe, cheap, and sustainable energy. Together with their partners, they are assisting cities in bridging the information gap, improving access to information, developing partnerships with data and climate service providers, and gaining access to financial institutions and organizations that can support their efforts with pertinent resources and information.

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EPA and the National Estuary Programs (NEPs) are collaborating to address climate change in coastal regions. The Climate Ready Estuaries initiative collaborates with the coastal management field to identify vulnerabilities to climate change, create and implement adaptation plans, and engage and inform stakeholders.

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