Colorado published its first Climate Plan in 2007, and advanced the plan with State Level Policies and Strategies to Mitigate and Adapt in 2015. This version, updated in 2018, incorporates additional commitments to climate action, as laid out in Governor Hickenlooper’s 2017 executive order. The Climate Plan focuses on eight main sectors including water, public health, greenhouse gas emissions, energy, transportation, agriculture, tourism and recreation, and ecosystems. Updated climate mitigation and adaptation strategies and policy recommendations are given for each of the sectors.
Related Organizations: Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, Colorado Energy Office
Resource Category: Planning
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University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Law, Environment, Adaptation and Resources (CLEAR)
Joined December 17, 2019
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA predicts dangerous weather, charts seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve stewardship of the environment.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Joined December 18, 2019
Staying Green: Strategies to Improve Operations and Management of Green Infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Staying Green discusses the barriers to and recommendations for effective operation and maintenance of green infrastructure practices for stormwater management. Green infrastructure (GI) requires proper maintenance to function effectively and continue to provide climate change adaptation benefits, such as urban heat island and flood mitigation. This report offers specific strategies, based on examples from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region and the country, to improve the operations and maintenance of GI practices.
Author or Affiliated User: Stacey Detwiler
Resource Category: Solutions
Climate Smart Resiliency Planning is a non-regulatory self-assessment tool developed for local government decision makers in New York State to identify opportunities in municipal planning for climate change resilience. The tool is formatted as a “yes/no” questionnaire for local planners and managers to assess a community’s current plans, climate hazard risks, disaster preparedness, and public engagement. Results can be used to inform the development of integrated planning documents that incorporate adaptation strategies to address a community’s vulnerability to climate impacts such as flooding, storm surge, sea level rise, extreme heat, and drought.
Related Organizations: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
Resource Category: Data and tools
Banking on Green: A Look at How Green Infrastructure Can Save Municipalities Money and Provide Economic Benefits Community-wide
Banking on Green describes the cost-effectiveness of green infrastructure (GI) for stormwater management, and the co-benefits of energy reduction, flood mitigation, and improved public health outcomes. American Rivers, Water Environment Federation, American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest created this report to put information from GI performance research into the hands of decision makers. Detailing the benefits of green infrastructure, along with documented examples of successful GI practices, this document provides information on the economics and climate change adaptation benefits of GI for policymakers, municipal and utility officials, and the general public.
Related Organizations: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), American Rivers, Water Environment Federation, ECONorthwest
Resource Category: Solutions