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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Climate Adaptation Plan

October 31, 2014

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Federal agencies released their agency Sustainability Plans and Climate Change Adaptation Plans on October 31, 2014. The agencies were directed to assess their vulnerabilities to climate change impacts in these plans, and to outline how they will protect Federal programs, assets and investments. The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Climate Adaptation Plan commits HHS to preparing for the challenges posed by climate change by leading the way on implementation of sustainable operations, promoting climate-resilient health and human services, supporting scientific research focused on the effects of climate change on human health and well-being, as well as developing effective risk reduction and adaptation measures.

Related Organizations: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Resilience. Preparing New Jersey for Climate Change: Policy Considerations from the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance

June 2014

This report from the New Jersey Climate Adaption Alliance recommends a series of wide-ranging strategies to integrate the response to possible climate impacts into state regulations, local land-use decisions, and allocation of government funding in New Jersey. The Alliance focused on key sectors of agriculture; built infrastructure (transportation, energy, and telecommunications); coastal communities; emergency management; environmental justice; natural resources; public health; social services; and water resources.

Related Organizations: Rutgers University, New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk - 2014 Update to the 2009 CA Climate Adaptation Strategy

July 31, 2014

The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, updated the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy in 2014 and again in 2018. The 2014 Safeguarding California Plan augments previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk management options.

Related Organizations: California Natural Resources Agency

Resource Category: Planning

 

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City and County of Denver, Colorado Climate Adaptation Plan

June 24, 2014

The City and County of Denver’s Climate Adaptation Plan was released in 2014 to accompany the 2007 Climate Action Plan. Working in concert, the objectives of the adaptation plan are to prepare, mitigate, and plan for risks associated with climate impacts to Denver, specifically: an increase in temperature and urban heat island effect; an increase in frequency of extreme weather events; reduced snowpack and earlier snowmelt.   

Related Organizations: City of Denver, Colorado, Denver County, Denver Department of Environmental Health

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Toward a Climate-Resilient Austin

May 1, 2014

This report initiates the City’s planning process for climate adaptation and resiliency for Austin, Texas; which was commissioned by the Austin City Council. Drawing on climate projections for Central Texas, the report includes a preliminary analysis of Austin’s climate-related threats and potential impacts to the operations and assets of nine city departments. Final recommendations are provided, focused on improving climate projections and vulnerability assessments, integrating resilience strategies within departmental planning, and coordinating with regional partners.

Related Organizations: City of Austin, Texas

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts, Climate Action and Clean Energy Plan

February 2014

The Pioneer Valley Climate Action and Clean Energy Plan presents an impact assessment of climate change in the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts, and provides many local and regional climate adaptation strategies. This plan identifies the amounts and sources of the Pioneer Valley’s greenhouse gas emissions; offers regional targets for GHG reduction in a Clean Energy Plan Update; and recommends detailed strategies for both mitigating and adapting to climate change impacts. 

Related Organizations: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (Massachusetts)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan

2013

Connecticut's state adaptation plan presents strategies to address the climate change vulnerabilities for the built and natural environment, agriculture and public health in Connecticut - as identified in the 2010 report entitled “The Impacts of Climate Change on Connecticut Agriculture, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Public Health.” The Connecticut Climate Change Preparedness Plan was published in 2011 and finalized in 2013. 

Related Organizations: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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A Stronger, More Resilient New York

June 11, 2013

On June 11, 2013 Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this comprehensive plan for New York City that contains actionable recommendations both for rebuilding the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy and increasing the resilience of infrastructure and buildings citywide. In December 2012, the Mayor formed the Special Initiative of Rebuilding and Resiliency with the direction of producing a plan to provide additional protection for the city's infrastructure and communities from the impacts of climate change.

Related Organizations: City of New York, New York

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan - Chapter 8: Adaptation

October 8, 2013

In 2009, Governor Martin O’Malley and Maryland’s General Assembly charged the State with producing a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan that will reduce greenhouse gases 25 percent by the year 2020. The Maryland Commission on Climate Change developed the plan in 2013, and included a chapter dedicated to climate change adaptation in Maryland.

Related Organizations: Maryland Commission on Climate Change

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Broward County, Florida Comprehensive Plan - Climate Change Element

February 12, 2013

The Broward County Climate Change Element contains policies that are an extension of the 126 recommendations detailed in “Broward’s Climate Change Action Plan - Addressing our Changing Climate,” as developed by the Broward County Climate Change Task Force in 2010. The Broward County Climate Change Element provisions passed in February 2013 - designed to provide a framework for integrating the economic, environmental, and social factors of climate change for this coastal county of Southeast Florida.

Related Organizations: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Broward County Climate Change Task Force

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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