Southeast Regional Climate Hub Assessment of Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies

Steven McNulty, Sarah Wiener, Emrys Treasure, Jennifer Moore Myers, Hamid Farahani, Lisa Fouladbash, David Marshall, Rachel F. Steele
Created: 11/02/2018 -

Abstract

From the mountainous areas of the Ozarks and southern Appalachians to the coastal plains of the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, and from the temperate climate of Kentucky and Tennessee to the subtropical climate of southern Florida, the wide range of environments across the southeastern United States provide the basis for the region’s long and rich cultural and economic history. Sea level rise, hurricanes, extreme heat, and decreased water availability are the major stressors outlined by the National Climate Assessment for the Southeast (Carter et al., 2014) This report assesses the region's vulnerability to climate change and recommends adaptation and mitigation strategies. 

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Keywords

Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate change into harvest/take policies
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Region
Southeast & Caribbean