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The Likelihood of Shore Protection Data Set

2009

This site provides the GIS data that was used for the study "State and Local Governments Plan for Development of Most Land Vulnerable to Rising Sea Level along the U. S. Atlantic Coast," published by James Titus. The GIS data are available in three formats: grid, polygon shape files, and vector shape files. This data identifies shoreline development and areas that will be vulnerable to sea level rise. .

Author or Affiliated User: James Titus

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Western Governors' Association Policy Resolution 09-2: Supporting the Integration of Climate Change Adaptation Science in the West

2009

The WGA's Policy Resolution 09-2 calls on the federal government to create a coordinated approach to climate change adaptation and makes several policy recommendations for Congress and the Administration to integrate adaptation capabilities in the western states.

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Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

December 30, 2009

On December 30, 2009 the California Natural Resources Agency adopted the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Amendments. The new CEQA Guidelines require projects subject to CEQA to consider potential environmental effects caused by GHG emissions.

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Charlotte Harbor Regional Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

December 28, 2009

This vulnerability assessment was developed by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council. The report identifies the most significant vulnerabilities facing the Charlotte Harbor region related to drought, flood, hurricane severity, land area, habitats, biological cycles, and uncertainty in environmental models.

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Pennsylvania Final Climate Change Action Plan

December 18, 2009

From Pennsylvania's Climate Change Action Committee, this plan identifies 52 specific recommendations for Pennsylvania and the federal government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Actions taken by the state to address climate mitigation as of 2009 are detailed. The plan's chapters are organized by sector including: electricity generation, transmission & distribution; residential and commercial; land use and transportation; industry; waste; agriculture; forestry; and macroeconomic assessment.

Author or Affiliated User: A Krug

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City of Virginia Beach 2009 Comprehensive Plan - Policy Document

December 8, 2009

As one of the first cities in the U.S. to factor climate change into their Comprehensive Plan, the City of Virginia Beach identifies both mitigation and adaptation policy options, with an emphasis on preparing for sea level rise.

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California 2009 Climate Adaptation Strategy

2009

The state of California produced this cross-agency, multi-sector strategy in late 2009, to help guide California's efforts in adapting to climate change impacts. The California Climate Adaptation Strategy, directed by Executive Order S-13-08, was developed by five state agencies and nine departments to plan for sea-level rise and other impacts.

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Town of Bowers Beach, Delaware Coastal Resiliency Planning

2009

With support from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), the Town of Bowers Beach is developing a Coastal Resiliency Action Plan to increase resiliency and reduce hazard vulnerability to the current and future effects of coastal storms and climate change.  Bowers Beach currently experiences a number of coastal related problems including flooding of streets, episodic storm damage, coastal erosion, and other coastal hazard impacts.

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Interim Federal Action Plan for the California Bay-Delta

December 2009

This Interim Federal Action Plan has been developed to further the goals of the California Bay-Delta Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into by six federal agencies on September 29, 2009. The MOU sets out the Obama Administration's vision of a healthy and sustainable Bay-Delta ecosystem that "provides for a high-quality, reliable, and sustainable long-term water supply for California, and restores the environmental integrity and sustainability of the Bay-Delta ecosystem."

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Adaptation to Climate Change: Revisiting Infrastructure Norms

December 2009

This paper discusses three ways in which infrastructure-related decision making can be responsive to climate change impacts. it suggests three different policies that would affect the way transportation investments are made and existing structures are maintained. First, it suggests that agencies shift to an asset management approach that incorporates climate change projections. This approach will make transportation decision-makers more sensitive to the risks and costs imposed by climate change impacts.

Author or Affiliated User: James Neumann

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