Promoting Innovative Climate Adaptation through Federalism

This issue brief is one in a series from Resources for the Future addressing adaptation policy in the U.S. The paper is focused on the role that different institutions will play in establishing adaptation policy in the U.S., suggesting that adaptation could require major changes from all types of social institutions - households, firms, nonprofits, and above all, governments. Key recommendations are centered on the role of the federal government to enable state and local action. Institutional mechanisms to support the federal role are discussed.

Publication Date: August 2010

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  • Winston Harrington

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  • Policy analysis/recommendations

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