Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Pilot Project
“Phase 2 Report: Recommendations, Accomplishments and Lessons Learned” was published in October 2016 by Old Dominion University’s Center for Sea Level Rise.
Climate Ready DC: The District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate
Climate Ready DC is the District of Columbia’s strategy to make the District more resilient to future climate change while helping to ensure that our city continues to grow greener, healthier, and more livable.
Hear All About It! PrepareAthon Organizers on Richmond’s PBS Station (88.9 FM)
PrepareAthon 2016 took place August 27, 2016, and offered participants activities and information focused on emergency preparedness; sustainable lifestyle options such as energy saving homes,
Resilient Cities, A Grosvenor Research Report
A 2014 research report developed by Grosvenor quantified the resilience of the world’s most important 50 cities based on two criteria: vulnerability and adaptive capability. The Resilient Cities Report collected independent data and created a scale on which to place each of the 50 cities.
Climate Change Indicators in the United States
This 2016 report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows compelling and clear evidence of long-term changes to our climate and highlights impacts on human health and the environment in the United States and around the world.
Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s Economy
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) produced a report in November 2015 that expanded upon climate impacts addressed in the American Climate Prospectus. The report includes estimates on climate change’s effects on infrastructure, tourism, ecosystems, agriculture, water resources, and human health.
Risky Business: A Climate Risk Assessment For the United States
In this climate risk assessment published in June 2014, co-chairs Michael Bloomberg, Henry Paulson Jr. and Thomas Steyer present the details and economic costs of inaction in the face of climate change. The Risky Business report cites the short-term climate threats presented in the U.S. and the specific economic risks they pose to differing regions and sectors.
Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture: Mitigating Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate on Crop Production
The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University produced this publication in 2014 outlining climate-related challenges facing agriculture and some options for mitigating and adapting to them. Included in the publication are adaptation strategies and conservation techniques touching on soil water-holding capacity, tillage, crop rotations, drainage, irrigation, nitrogen use, and buffers.
Envision Rating System for Sustainable Infrastructure
Published in 2015, the Envision system is composed of tools, covering all aspects of a product’s lifecycle, that are meant to introduce sustainability into infrastructure projects.