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@prefix dcterms: <http://purl.org/dc/terms/> . @prefix xsd: <http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#> . @prefix gcis: <http://data.globalchange.gov/gcis.owl#> . @prefix cito: <http://purl.org/spar/cito/> . @prefix biro: <http://purl.org/spar/biro/> . <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change/finding/adaptable-land-use-decisions> dcterms:identifier "adaptable-land-use-decisions"; gcis:findingNumber "13.3"^^xsd:string; gcis:findingStatement "Individuals, businesses, non-profits, and governments have the capacity to make land-use decisions to adapt to the effects of climate change."^^xsd:string; gcis:isFindingOf <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change>; gcis:isFindingOf <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3>; ## Properties of the finding: gcis:findingProcess " The author team benefited from a number of relevant technical input reports. One report described the findings of a three-day workshop held from November 29 to December 1, 2011 in Salt Lake City, in which a number of the chapter authors participated. Findings of the workshop provided a review of current issues and topics as well as the availability and quality of relevant data. In addition, from December 2011 through June 2012 the author team held biweekly teleconferences. Key messages were identified during this period and discussed in two phases, associated with major chapter drafts. An early draft identified a number of issues and key messages. Based on discussions with National Climate Assessment (NCA) leadership and other chapter authors, the Land Use and Land Cover Change authors identified and reached consensus on a final set of four key messages and organized most of the chapter to directly address these messages. The authors selected key messages based on the consequences and likelihood of impacts, the implied vulnerability, and available evidence. Relevance to decision support, mitigation, and adaptation was also an important criterion for the selection of key messages for the cross-cutting and foundational topic of this chapter.\nThe U.S. acquires, produces, and distributes substantial data that characterize the nation’s land cover and land use. Satellite observations, with near complete coverage over the landscape and consistency for estimating change and trends, are particularly valuable. Field inventories, especially of agriculture and forestry, provide very reliable data products that describe land cover as well as land-use change. Together, remote sensing and field inventory data, as well as related ecological and socioeconomic data, allow many conclusions about land-use and land-cover change with very high confidence."^^xsd:string; gcis:descriptionOfEvidenceBase "The key message is supported by well-understood aspects of land-use planning and management, including the legal roles of government and citizens and management practices such as zoning and taxation. Participants in the NCA workshop (Nov 29-Dec 1, 2011 in Salt Lake City) on land use and land cover presented and discussed a number of examples showing the influences of land-use decisions on climate change adaptation options. The chapter describes specific examples of measures to adapt to climate change, further supporting this key message."^^xsd:string; gcis:assessmentOfConfidenceBasedOnEvidence "Very High. The aspects of land-use planning that can enable climate change adaptation are well understood and examples demonstrate where actions are being taken.\nChapter 13. Land Use and Land Cover Change\nKey Message Process: See key message #1."^^xsd:string; gcis:newInformationAndRemainingUncertainties "Experience with climate change adaptation measures involving land-use decisions is accumulating rapidly.\nAlthough there is little uncertainty that land-use decisions can enable adaptation to climate change, the information about climate change, at scales where such decisions are made, is generally lacking."^^xsd:string; a gcis:Finding . ## This finding cites the following entities: <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change/finding/adaptable-land-use-decisions> cito:cites <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/isc-climateleadershipacademy-2010>; biro:references <https://data.globalchange.gov/reference/242fbbd5-25a0-4751-bac5-596b6384036e>. <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change/finding/adaptable-land-use-decisions> cito:cites <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca-lulcti-2012>; biro:references <https://data.globalchange.gov/reference/94a7e73a-f733-42d4-be5a-5bd6d861a6e4>. <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change/finding/adaptable-land-use-decisions> cito:cites <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/icleiusa-slr-sandiego-2012>; biro:references <https://data.globalchange.gov/reference/af79e6ab-05c2-451e-9c0c-af791d8bf2fb>. <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/nca3/chapter/land-use-land-cover-change/finding/adaptable-land-use-decisions> cito:cites <https://data.globalchange.gov/report/sfbcdc-living-2011>; biro:references <https://data.globalchange.gov/reference/d1231c2d-9396-4146-8025-65038a7170e9>.