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Climate Ready Communities: A Strategy for Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change on the Oregon Coast

Created: 4/10/2014 - Updated: 8/09/2019


This strategy was created to help coastal decision-makers, legislators, and the public look ahead to possible effects of global climate change on the Oregon coast and to help frame a process for coastal communities and agencies of the State of Oregon to work together to plan for those effects. The goal is resilient, Climate-Ready Coastal Communities.

This strategy for adaptation sets the stage for coordinated planning and action by coastal cities and counties, state agencies, and businesses, individuals, and non-governmental organizations. It frames basic steps needed to prepare adaptation plans and to implement them over time.

Published On

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Sector Addressed: 
Development (socioeconomic)
Land Use Planning
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Increase organizational capacity
Coordinate planning and management
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptation plans
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Related Resources

Creating Climate Ready Communities: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change on the Oregon Coast

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Case Study

Climate change impacts such as increased mean temperatures, increased frequency and intensity of storms, sea level rise, and changes in precipitation are predicted to impact coastal Oregon. To help decision-makers, legislators, and the public plan for and adapt to the likely impacts of climate change, the Oregon Coastal Management Program created an adaptation strategy in 2009.

Sector Addressed: 
Education / Outreach

The Oregon Climate Change Adaptation Framework

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Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Land Use Planning
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources