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This tab includes federal, state, and local plans that discuss adaptation options in the coastal sector.

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California Ocean Protection Council: Five-Year Strategic Plan (2012-2017) - A Vision for Our Ocean and Coast

February 17, 2012

The California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) was created in 2004 to help protect, conserve, and maintain healthy coastal and ocean ecosystems and the economies they support - as set forth in the California Ocean Protection Act. 

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St. Bernard Parish Coastal Zone Management Program

2012

This document updates the Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) of St. Bernard Parish, outlining a plan to guide coastal development with restoration and protection, incorporating sea level rise planning for the Parish. The original CZMP was created in 1982 and has been a working program since its official approval in 1987. The program is subject to two year periodic review by the Louisiana Office of Coastal Management. 

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Climate Change Adaptation Plan for Coastal and Inland Wetlands in the State of Michigan

September 2012

The Association of State Wetland Managers developed this white paper on climate change projections and adaptation recommendations for Michigan wetlands for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The report describes the natural capital offered by wetlands through ecological services, details the climate change impacts on these services, and offers strategies to use wetlands as tools for climate mitigation and adaptation.

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Jean Lafitte Tomorrow - Town Resiliency Plan

April 2013

The Town of Jean Lafitte, Louisiana created a comprehensive resiliency plan that reflects its “citizen’s shared vision of resilience,” as developed through a community-based stakeholder engagement process. Defining near- and long-term goals and objectives and explicit policy recommendations, the plan is a roadmap to resiliency for the Town’s economic, social, and ecological systems. The plan intends to preserve local bayou character and culture while reducing Jean Lafitte’s vulnerability to climate change related impacts such as flooding, sea level rise, and hurricanes.

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Ocean Beach, California Master Plan

May 2012

The San Francisco Planning and Research Association (SPUR) facilitated a coordinated effort among multiple agencies to create this long-range plan for San Francisco's Ocean Beach, 3. 5 miles of beach and rugged coastline from the Cliff House to Fort Funston. The Ocean Beach Master Plan (OBMP) presents recommendations for the management and protection of Ocean Beach, and addresses the impact of sea level rise, the physical and ecological processes shaping the beach, and improved integration with its natural, recreational, and urban contexts.

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National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Settlements and Infrastructure

April 2012

The National Adaptation Research Plan for Settlements and Infrastructure (Settlements NARP) identifies priority research questions for climate change adaptation issues relevant to Australia’s cities, towns and regions - but offers useful adaptive planning strategies and considerations applicable to practitioners elsewhere. The Settlements NARP was developed in 2010 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on settlements and infrastructure.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Bruce Thom, Jennifer Cane, Ron Cox, Catherine Farrell, Peter Hayes, Robert Kay, Allen Kearns, Darryl Low Choy, John McAneney, Jan McDonald, Michael Nolan, Barbara Norman, Jonathan Nott, Tim Smith

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Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report

2011

On September 27, 2011, Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. filed the Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Report with the state's Legislature. The report provides a comprehensive overview of observed and predicted changes to Massachusetts’ climate and the anticipated impacts of and potential adaptation strategies to prepare for climate change.

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City of Alexandria, Virginia Energy and Climate Change Action Plan: Local Actions to Save Energy, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Prepare for the Impacts of Climate Change 2012 -2020

June 2011

The City of Alexandria released its Energy and Climate Change Action Plan 2012 – 2020 (ECCAP) in March 2011. The plan builds on the existing Eco-City Charter and Environmental Action Plan 2030 (EAP) by providing information on policies and measures that the City is already undertaking, as well as possible new short-term and medium-term measures to achieve the EAP’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and identifies measures for adapting to the impacts of climate change. The adaptation strategies evaluated include measures to reduce the potential impacts of rising sea level and flooding in Alexandria, reducing water demand and increasing water conservation, reduce impacts of extreme heat events, and mitigating damage to natural ecosystems.

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City of Chula Vista, California Climate Adaptation Plan

May 2011

In 2010, the City of Chula Vista's Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) evaluated the potential impacts from climate change on municipal infrastructure and services, and recommended strategies to adapt to these potential impacts. In October 2010, the CCWG presented 11 recommended Climate Adaptation Strategies (see Appendix A) to the City Council to address climate change vulnerabilities and solutions related to energy and water supplies, public health, wildfires, biodiversity, coastal resources, and the local economy.

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Climate Change Hits Home: Adaptation Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

May 2011

This San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) report describes the expected impacts of climate change in the Bay Area and recommends planning strategies for local governments and other agencies to adapt to these threats.

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