Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Georgetown Releases Climate Adaptation Tools
From Vicky Arroyo at the Georgetown Climate Center:
Climate change may be a politically charged topic in Washington, but as we all know, states and communities don't have the luxury of waiting for the federal government to act.
Facing extreme storms, flooding, drought, and water shortages, those on the front lines are responding now to the impacts of climate change (whether they use the words "climate change" or not) and are being forced to rethink planning for everything from roadway design and location to building standards to development along our nation's coasts.
Please join us for an important discussion and webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 1, [1 p.m. Eastern] when the Georgetown Climate Center will release the following tools and reports to help policymakers, reporters, and others locate and pursue policies that enable communities to adapt to climate change:
- The Adaptation Clearinghouse - A new online community and database to help planners find and share policies that address climate change impacts. Policymakers, reporters, and the public can find adaptation policies and plans created for their communities.
- Adaptation Case Studies in the Western United States - Two new case studies explore water shortages in the West and the protection of a ground-dwelling bird: the greater sage grouse. The report looks at the policies and unique approaches being adopted in Colorado and Wyoming, in particular, to tackle the problems - even though the solutions may not be adopted with the sole intent of addressing climate change.
- Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use - A new report issued by the Georgetown Climate Center looks at 18 existing land use tools that communities can use to prepare for rising sea levels and the flooding that will result from climate change.
Please join me along with Jason Vogel, co-author of "Adaptation Case Studies in the Western United States"; Jessica Grannis, author of "Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use"; and Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio of the Rockefeller Foundation for this important webinar.
You can link to the Webinar from this page.
Jamie Baker Roskie