Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers - A Great Lakes Supplement

A supplement to Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers, this report is intended to be used as a companion to the 2010 planning guide. It provides more specificity on climate trends and potential climate change impacts and consequences affecting the Great Lakes coastal region, and it is designed to aid policy makers, coastal managers, and planning professionals as they begin to address the impacts of climate change. This Great Lakes supplemental report provides updated data and information on climate phenomena and the potential climate change impacts and consequences for Great Lakes coastal areas. 

The report's focus areas include: Ecosystems, Water Resources, Infrastructure (Energy, Transportation, Buildings), and Recreation and Tourism. Over 20 case studies are included to demonstrate adaptation efforts in terms of planning, assessments, and other actions being taken at the regional, state, and local level. Case examples are highlighted in the 'Great Lakes Climate Change Impacts and Consequences' and 'Climate Change Adaptation Planning' chapters.

Throughout the Great Lakes report, readers are referred back to sections of the planning guide for more detailed information about the adaptation planning process, including adaptation measures that may be used to reduce the impacts of climate change in the region. 

 

 

Publication Date: 2011

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