20 Good Ideas for Promoting Resilience

A number of states and local governments are already taking tangible actions to address their growing vulnerability to severe storms, persistent drought, worsening flooding, and devastating wildfires.

This resource was featured in the September 12, 2014, ASAP Newsletter.

"This compilation pulls from a collection of planning, funding, regulatory, and investment efforts already taking place across the country. Ideas include:

-Incorporating climate change into hazard mitigation (Baltimore, MD)
-Establishing Adaptation Action Areas in comprehensive plans (Broward County, FL)
-Focusing the use of stormwater fees on adaptation (Charlotte, NC)
Requiring “cool roofs” on new residential development (Los Angeles, CA)"

Some are also developing plans and policies to lay the foundation for building resilience, as highlighted in this report from the Georgetown Climate Center.

The 20 ideas contained in this report include a collection of planning, funding, regulatory, and investment efforts already taking place in different U.S. states and communities to prepare for and reduce the risks of climate change. These ideas offer insights and lessons for others to learn from and build upon in developing their own responses to a changing climate.

 

 

Publication Date: June 20, 2014

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