Climate Displacement Forum Part 3: Community-wide Protection, Relocation & Expansion

Alessandra Jerolleman, Walter Nelson, Sophia Katchatag, Twyla Thurmond, Kelsey Moldenke
Created: 10/26/2020 -

Abstract

This webinar took place 10/22/20 as part of the National Adaptation Forum's virtual Climate Displacement Forum, organized by EcoAdapt. 

Facing displacement pressures as a community brings its own set of challenges. This webinar focuses on considerations for protection, retreat, and relocation at the community-level. It narrows in on cases of communities that remain on the frontlines of severe displacement challenges and continue to adapt. Panelists discuss the decision-making processes, successes, and on-going challenges for managed retreat, relocation, site expansion in their communities. The lessons shared can be utilized by other communities experiencing these decisions in their own geographies while also elevating the distinct obstacles faced by the communities on the panel.

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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.

We are among the small number of Americans who can walk the same beaches, paddle the same waters, and hunt the same lands our ancestors did centuries ago. The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Assessment
Awareness
Planning
Implementation
Scale
Community / Local
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Climate Justice
Conservation / Restoration
Culture/communities
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Policy
Public Health
Research
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Water supply: retrofitting and improvements
Buildings: retrofitting and improvements
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Governance and Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Erosion
Flooding
Flow patterns
Habitat extent
Permafrost
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Region
North America

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Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Policy
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
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