Climate Displacement Series: Community-wide Protection, Relocation & Expansion

Walter Nelson
Posted on: 10/26/2020 - Updated on: 4/12/2021

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Molly Johnson



This is session three of the National Adaptation Forum's virtual Climate Displacement Series, 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.

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