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New Jersey Resilient Coastal Communities Initiative: Case Studies

2015

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Coastal Management Program developed the Resilient Coastal Communities Initiative (RCCI) to provide New Jersey’s coastal communities with climate impact assessments, adaptation planning assistance and technical support. The RCCI created a standardized vulnerability assessment tool as well as a self-assessment for municipalities to connect preparedness and planning to adaptation opportunities. The RCCI also provides policy, regulatory, and management recommendations for building resilience.

Related Organizations: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Carlsbad, California Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

December 2017

This report from the City of Carlsbad, California - located along the state’s southern coast - evaluates the magnitude and likelihood of impacts due to sea level rise and coastal hazards on city assets. The report considers damage to assets from flooding and erosion based on sea level rise scenarios through 2050 and 2100. Vulnerability ratings are given by asset type, along with recommended adaptation strategies to inform planning, decision-making, and the city’s Local Coastal Program and Zoning Ordinance.

Related Organizations: City of Carlsbad, California

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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World Health Organization (WHO)

 

 

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Boston Redevelopment Authority Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency Guidelines, Checklist

November 2013, updated October 2017

In November 2013, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) adopted new guidelines to address climate change impacts on development projects. The Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency Guidelines are an addition to Article 80 of the Boston Zoning Code requiring a checklist to be completed and approved before the BRA authorizes Final Design Approval and/or Article 80 documents. Article 80 applies to "large projects" (affecting greater than 50,000 square feet) and areas subject to planned development review requirements.

Related Organizations: Boston Redevelopment Authority

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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National Audubon Society

Audubon's Mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Nearly 500 local Chapters nationwide engage members in grassroots conservation action; while their environmental policy, education and science experts guide lawmakers, agencies, and grassroots in shaping conservation plans, actions and the policies to support them. More than 2,500 Audubon-designated Important Bird Areas (IBAs) identify, prioritize and protect vital bird habitat from coast to coast.

 

 

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