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Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region

Costs of Doing NothingRecent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.

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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.

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Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s Economy

Climate Change: Cost of Inaction for Maryland’s EconomyThe 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.

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Climate Change Adaptation for Agriculture: Mitigating Short- and Long-Term Impacts of Climate on Crop Production

Climate Change Adaptation for AgricultureThe 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.

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Norfolk’s Resilience Strategy

Norfolk's Resiliency StrategyThe city of Norfolk, as a 100 Resilient Cities grantee, developed a Resilience Strategy that was published in October 2015. The stated goal of the plan is to reduce risks as well as embrace new ways of thinking and thriving in conditions that require continuous innovation. The full plan is available online.

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  • Water Rising: Equitable Approaches to Urban Flooding
    Date: August 11, 2020
    Location: Online webinar

    From localized flood events to extreme storms, hurricanes, andrising sea levels, floodwaters are rising around the nation. Water knows nojurisdictional boundaries, but flooding impacts often do. Historical injusticesand a lack of infrastructure investment have…

  • Clean Energy Virginia Webinar 4: Utility Scale Solar, Onshore Wind
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: https://covaconf.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=covaconf&service=6&rnd=0.5663398969852965&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcovaconf.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000469f088eaa08d4c8b83e0b00866f8415efde2025dffa03baf38896a6e9f20cbfd%26siteurl%3Dcovaconf%26confViewID%3D165033260632518387%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQK9MJBL1hMqFjKfzzyHIdkD1C0fhSf_wF26PfMR38txQ2%26

    This webinar is hosted by Governor Northam's office and the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME). Presenters will provide an overview of the goals and objectives of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA)…

  • Climate change is bad for your health: University of Maryland Climate and Sustainability Webinars, 2020
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsf-CgrzwsGtIflZMd3qJ8dZ0k94bssm_B

    Increasing summer heat (and winter cold in some areas), more severe flooding from storms and more frequent tidal flooding are health hazards. Learn how to protect yourself and your family and how the social…

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: August 12, 2020
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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