Abstract

This January 2017 EPA publication outlines more than 70 policies local government officials, staff, and boards can consider to help adapt to current or projected flooding and extreme precipitation, sea level rise and storm surge, extreme heat, drought, and wildfire. These policies range from modest adjustments to wholesale changes, giving communities a range of options to consider depending on their needs and context. The publication includes examples of communities implementing these policies, resources for more information, and metrics that communities could use taken from three community-scale sustainability rating systems.

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Keywords

Scale
National / Federal
Sector Addressed
Biodiversity
Land Use Planning
Policy
Wildlife
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Fire
Flooding
Sea level rise
Region
United States