The State of Climate Adaptation in the Marine and Coastal United States, Territories, and Commonwealths

Created: 10/13/2021 -

Abstract

In the 2011 report, The State of Marine and Coastal Adaptation in North America: A Synthesis of Emerging Ideas, we documented over 150 adaptation projects and initiatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The report concluded that the majority of activities underway were primarily focused on building awareness of how climate change may affect marine and coastal environments and adaptation planning, with some projects that had advanced into implementation. Progress has been made since then and this updated report focuses on the marine and coastal United States to share lessons learned from completed projects, and identify additional adaptation initiatives from different geographies and partners.

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Organization(s)

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.

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EcoAdapt's report builds upon existing knowledge about how climate change may affect adaptation planning for marine and coastal environments. This interactive report allow you to sift through each section and find relevant case studies, adaptation initiatives, and lessons learned from completed projects across the country.

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Adaptation Phase
Planning
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Conservation / Restoration
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Fisheries
Land Use Planning
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Adaptation Phase
Awareness
Planning
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Tourism / Recreation
Water Resources
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Adaptation Phase
Planning
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Climate Justice
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Energy
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Policy
Public Health
Research
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Adaptation Phase
Implementation
Sector Addressed
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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Adaptation Phase
Planning
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Climate Justice
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Energy
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Policy
Public Health
Research
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Read more
Adaptation Phase
Planning
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Public Health
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Read more
Adaptation Phase
Awareness
Assessment
Sector Addressed
Agriculture
Aquaculture
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Fisheries
Forestry
Land Use Planning
Policy
Public Health
Research
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Tourism / Recreation
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
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