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State Strategies to Plan for and Adapt to Climate Change

Amy Morsch and Ryan Bartlett
Created: 9/30/2011 - Updated: 8/16/2019

Abstract

Climate change is expected to pose a number of risks to communities, such as sea-level rise and an increase in storm surges. States are beginning to develop adaptation plans to reduce climate risks and vulnerabilities within the larger context of economic growth. While the process and structure of the planning efforts vary, the resulting recommendations reveal similarities. The plans include a mix of broad strategies that address the state’s objectives and goals and identify supporting policies. To ensure complementary and coordinated responses to climate change, many strategies are cross-sectoral and entail integration and collaboration among multiple government agencies and economic sectors.

Published On

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Keywords

Scale: 
State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Policy
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Economics
Flooding
Precipitation
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Climate Type: 
Temperate
Sociopolitical Setting: 
Urban
Rural
Suburban
Industrial