This report identifies vulnerabilities, existing climate resilient strategies, and effective, low-barrier adaptation opportunities for 11 departments that manage infrastructure, provide services, or help govern and plan Philadelphia’s future growth. It also outlines opportunities for departments to cooperate and reduce shared vulnerabilities.
The Pennsylvania Climate Change Act (Act 70 of 2008, or Act) provides for a report on potential climate change impacts and economic opportunities for the Commonwealth. The Act requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to develop an inventory of greenhouse gases (GHG) and administer a Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC), a voluntary registry of GHG emissions and a Climate Change Action Plan. Revisions to the Action Plan are required every three years.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is the caretaker of 2.2 million acres of State Forest land, 120 State Parks, advisor to the owners of 15 million acres of private forest land, a leader in providing outdoor recreation, and is the state’s primary conservation agency. DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations, giving the department a unique role and responsibility in helping the Commonwealth reduce and adapt to climate change.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is the caretaker of 2.2 million acres of state forests, 121 state parks, advisor to the owners of 15 million acres of private forest land, is a leader in providing outdoor recreation, and the state’s primary conservation agency. DCNR’s mission is to conserve and sustain Pennsylvania’s natural resources for present and future generations, giving the department a unique role and responsibility in helping the commonwealth reduce and adapt to climate change.
The Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division prepared this paper in response to inquiries from the Oregon Governor’s Carbon Policy Office regarding health risks of climate hazards and co-pollutants of greenhouse gas emissions. This paper seeks to answer the five questions below with the best information currently available.
This vulnerability assessment is intended to inform public health professionals and community partners engaged in climate change adaptation and resilience planning. It focuses specifically on social vulnerability as a way to integrate the concepts of social determinants of health and environmental justice into climate change planning.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the partners of the NFWF grant “Building Ecological Solutions to Coastal Community Hazards” grant, funded by the Department of the Interior and administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, engaged in the development of guidance, outreach and education for communities, professionals and youth, and direct assistance to municipalities for specific assessments, planning and implementation of ecological solutions to coastal hazards.
When President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2017, Cuyahoga County knew it was time to step up its effort in fighting climate change. In July 2017, Executive Budish signed on to the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, joining local governments across the world, including the City of Cleveland, in a commitment to measure, track, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and, prepare for the impacts of climate change, especially on those who are most vulnerable.
A comprehensive reference guide for community leaders and technical decision makers describing potential policy tools that could stimulate adaptive community planning and the implementation of the built environment. The Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook - Volume II includes health-related metrics associated with each policy tool for users to track and evaluate their own planning activities.