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Growth Fixes for Climate Adaptation and Resilience: Changing Land Use and Building Codes and Policies to Prepare for Climate Change

Created: 1/20/2017 - Updated: 1/16/2019

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.

Published On

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Keywords

Scale: 
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Biodiversity
Land Use Planning
Policy
Wildlife
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Fire
Flooding
Sea level rise
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

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