June 19, 2014
On June 19, 2014 both houses of the Rhode Island legislature passed the Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014. The Act follows Governor Chafee’e Executive Order creating the Rhode Island Executive Climate Change Council (February 21, 2014), and provides a framework for state government to adaptively plan for and manage climate change impacts.
Related Organizations: Brown University Center for Environmental Studies
Resource Category: Law and Governance
October 10, 2018
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) developed ON TO 2050 in 2018, a comprehensive region plan for the Chicago, Illinois region based on principles of inclusive and equitable growth; economic, environmental and climate resilience; and prioritized investments for infrastructure, development, and the economy. The Stormwater and Flooding Strategy is one component of ON TO 2050 that reviews the impacts of flooding, and explores policy recommendations and strategies to better prepare for and adapt to the impacts of urban and riverine flooding in the Chicago metropolitan region.
Related Organizations: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Author or Affiliated User: Nora Beck
Resource Category: Planning
C40 is a global network of large cities taking action to address climate change by developing and implementing policies and programs that generate measurable reductions in both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
In order to maintain cost-effective, sustainable visitor access to the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS), the National Park Service (NPS) proposed the development of passenger ferry service from Pensacola, Florida, to Fort Pickens. Santa Rosa Island, the site of Fort Pickens and part of GUIS, is susceptible to coastal storms and erosion. The Fort Pickens Road within GUIS is frequently damaged by storms, including hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. The transportation system in the Fort Pickens area is particularly vulnerable to disruptions caused by these impacts.
Related Organizations: National Park Service (NPS)
Resource Category: Solutions
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is one of 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability, by understanding how the environment influences the development and progression of human disease. NIEHS’s broad focus on the environmental causes of disease makes the institute a unique part of the NIH.
Senior Advisor for Public Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Joined March 27, 2020
October 29, 2015
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Community Resilience Planning Guide details a six-step process for community leaders to develop and implement a resilience plan, primarily focusing on planning for recovery of community functions after extreme weather events. The guide provides a methodology for communities to develop long-term plans by engaging stakeholders, establishing performance goals for buildings and infrastructure systems, and developing an implementation strategy.
Related Organizations: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
Resource Category: Planning