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Legal Options for Municipal Climate Adaptation in South Boston

August 2011

This report presents the legal options available to the the City of Boston, Massachusetts to address climate change adaptation. In support of the City's efforts to plan for the impacts of climate change, Harvard Law School’s Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic and its students analyzed the City’s legal authority and identified opportunities for addressing its climate vulnerabilities. In particular, this white paper focuses on examining solutions for the impacts of sea level rise and more frequent and more intense storms in Fort Point Channel and South Boston.

Related Organizations: City of Boston, Massachusetts, Harvard Law School

Authors or Affiliated Users: Wendy B. Jacobs, Leah R. Cohen, Jennifer McGrory

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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San Francisco Bay Plan (California)

October 6, 2011

The San Francisco Bay Plan contains the policies that the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) uses to determine whether permit applications can be approved for projects within the Commission’s jurisdiction, which consists of the Bay, salt ponds, managed wetlands, certain waterways and land within 100 feet of the Bay.   On October 6, 2011, the BCDC unanimously approved an amendment to the Plan to update the 22-year-old sea level rise findings and policies and more broadly address climate change adaptation.

Related Organizations: San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Adapting to Climate Change: The Potential Role of State Common-Law Public Trust Doctrines

September 17, 2011

This article from the Vermont Law Review demonstrates that water law can provide a legal mechanism for climate change adaptation. Specifically, the article agues that within water law, state public trust doctrines can provide legal support for climate change adaptation regimes.

Related Organizations: Vermont Law Review, Florida State University College of Law

Author or Affiliated User: Robert Kundis Craig

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Caltrans Guidance on Incorporating Sea Level Rise - for use in the planning and development of Project Initiation Documents

May 16, 2011

This guidance document was developed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) pursuant to Executive Order S-13-08, issued by then Governor Schwarzenegger in November 2008. It provides guidance to Caltrans staff Project Development Teams on how to assess the vulnerability of transportation projects to sea-level rise (SLR) impacts and incorporate adaptation into the programming and design of vulnerable projects. 

Related Organizations: California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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PlanMaryland (MD 2011 Executive Order 01.01.2011.22)

December 19, 2011

PlanMaryland - "A Sustainable Growth Plan for the 21st Century," is an executive policy plan for sustainable growth that provides a framework for a collaborative process between State and local governments to address climate change and sea level rise impacts. State agencies are directed to target their resources to help achieve smart growth at the local level - supporting Maryland’s counties and municipalities to identify their growth and preservation areas to meet land use, planning and development goals.

Related Organizations: State of Maryland

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Creation of “Adaptation Action Areas” in Florida's Community Planning Act

June 2, 2011

The 2011 Florida Legislature passed the Community Planning Act (CPA - HB 7207) making significant changes to the state’s growth management laws, including the addition of optional adaptation planning for coastal hazards and the potential impacts of sea level rise. The Adaptation Action Area (AAA), as defined in the CPA, is an optional comprehensive plan designation for areas that experience coastal flooding and that are vulnerable to the related impacts of rising sea levels for prioritizing funding for infrastructure and adaptation planning.

Related Organizations: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building the Legal Framework for Adaptation

June 2011

'Climate Change and the Puget Sound: Building a Legal Framework for Adaptation,' from the Center for Progressive Reform, identifies both foundational principles and specific strategies for climate change adaptation across the Puget Sound Basin.  This manual provides an analysis of adaptation options within the existing legal and regulatory framework in Washington state.

Related Organizations: Center for Progressive Reform

Authors or Affiliated Users: Robert L. Glicksman, Catherine O’Neill, Yee Huang, William L. Andreen, Robin Kundis Craig, Victor B. Flatt, William Funk, Dale Goble, Alice Kaswan, Robert R.M. Verchick

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines

March 23, 2011

The Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines were developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to help project engineers and architects integrate sustainable engineering practices into the design and construction of all PANYNJ projects, which include new and reconstructed roadways, airfields, bridges, tunnels, and marine structures, among other infrastructure projects.  The guidelines are designed to reduce the environmental impacts of projects, and several of the guidelines involve adapting to climate change impacts.

Related Organizations: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Virginia SB 964 (2011): Coastal resource management; Living Shorelines; VA Marine Resources Commission, et al. to develop integrated guidance.

April 29, 2011

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) was directed by SB 964 in 2011 to develop and implement a general permit regulation that authorizes and encourages the use of living shorelines as the preferred alternative for stabilizing tidal shorelines.

Related Organizations: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR)

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Guidance for Addressing Climate Change in California Coastal Conservancy Projects

April 4, 2011

The Coastal Conservancy’s Climate Ready program focuses on protecting important coastal resources and habitats from the current and future impacts of climate change, along the California coast and within the San Francisco Bay. The 'Guidance for Addressing Climate Change in California Coastal Conservancy Projects' provides grantees and Conservancy staff clarification, information and resources to assist in understanding and applying the Conservancy’s adopted Climate Change Policy and Project Selection Criteria.

Related Organizations: State of California, California State Coastal Conservancy

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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