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Local Strategies for Addressing Climate Change

Created: 1/12/2011 - Updated: 8/16/2019

Abstract

The purpose of this document, which contains articles that previously ran in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center publication Coastal Services, is to bring together a few examples of the tools, programs, and projects that are already in place. Some of these examples may be surprising. Climate change is farreaching, potentially increasing the intensity of everything from nonpoint source pollution to natural hazards, such as hurricanes and flooding. The intention of this publication is to help expand thinking about existing programs and projects.

A national guide for how coastal communities can plan and adapt is featured in this publication, as are examples of how coastal managers are addressing climate challenges head-on, such as sea level rise in Rhode Island and coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures in Florida. A few of the NOAA  Coastal Services Center’s data and tools that can best help coastal managers get their hands around climate change issues are also highlighted.

Published On

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keywords

Scale: 
National / Federal
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Flooding
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal

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