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.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Assessment
Awareness
Planning
Implementation
Integration/Mainstream
Evaluation
Sharing Lessons
Scale
Community / Local
Multilateral / Transboundary
National / Federal
Regional / Subnational
State / Provincial
Tribal / First Nation
Sector Addressed
Biodiversity
Climate Justice
Conservation / Restoration
Culture/communities
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Fisheries
Land Use Planning
Policy
Research
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Wildlife
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Capacity Building
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Governance and Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Biodiversity
Culture / communities
Economics
Erosion
Flooding
Habitat extent
Infrastructure damage
Ocean acidification
Oxygen concentrations (hypoxia)
Phenological shifts
Precipitation
Public safety threats
Range shifts
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply
Water temperature
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Marine
Estuarine
Wetland
Region
Coasts