Keene, New Hampshire Climate Adaptation Action Plan Summary Report

The City of Keene
Created: 7/14/2014 - Updated: 3/02/2018

Abstract

The City of Keene is already practicing many climate protection strategies. Much of this document lays the foundation for Keene to move forward with a public process and further refinement of its climate change and overall sustainability goals. Another important process Keene is preparing for is a comprehensive master plan update, wherein the community, City, and other local and regional stakeholders will play a major role in setting the course for Keene’s future. This document should be utilized in that process and incorporated accordingly into the comprehensive master plan in order to coordinate policy, make land use decisions, identify capital improvement projects, and establish funding priorities. It provides the framework to ensure current—and future—preparedness strategies in the face of climate change.

Keywords

Scale: 
Community / Local
Sector Addressed: 
Land Use Planning
Policy
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Flooding
Precipitation
Public health risks
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Reduce local climate or related change
Reduce non-climate stressors
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Make infrastructure resistant or resilient to climate change
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Governance and Policy