Climate Displacement Forum Part 2: Household-Level Retreat

Anna Weber, Olga McKissic, Fawn McGee, Dr. Kim Mosby
Created: 10/27/2020 -

Abstract

This webinar took place 10/20/20 as part of the National Adaptation Forum's virtual Climate Displacement Forum, organized by EcoAdapt. 

Households across the U.S. are facing climate-related pressures such as repeat flooding and extreme weather events, making it increasingly difficult for people to stay in the places where they live today. Among the millions who could be displaced in the coming decades, many will need assistance to move to higher ground. This webinar will discuss programs throughout the U.S. that work on household-level retreat with analysis on Federal, state, and local buyouts programs. The discussion will also highlight lessons learned from managed vs. unmanaged retreat.

A special thanks to Max Neale and Emily Kloc with Alaska Tribal Native Health Consortium for their roles in planning this webinar. 

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Organization(s)

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. With the support of our members and online activists, NRDC works to solve the most pressing environmental issues we face today: curbing global warming, getting toxic chemicals out of the environment, moving America beyond oil, reviving our oceans, saving wildlife and wild places, and helping China go green.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Awareness
Planning
Implementation
Evaluation
Sharing Lessons
Scale
Community / Local
National / Federal
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed
Culture/communities
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Public Health
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Flooding
Flow patterns
Infrastructure damage
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Freshwater

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