Climate Adaptations in the Southeast USA
Kirstin Dow (Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments; Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina)
Lynne Carter (Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program and Coastal
Sustainability Studio, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Climate adaptation activities are currently under way around the Southeast (SE). Efforts by local, state, and federal agencies include identification of relevant climate impacts, assessment of significant risks and vulnerabilities, and the creation of partnerships to support planning. In addition to specific projects, adaptive capacity also is being established through monitoring, research, and outreach. This analysis draws on multiple efforts to inventory adaptation in the SE. The authors of this chapter identified few advanced examples of plans and projects that have been implemented. However because of the number of efforts, diversity of groups involved, the mainstreaming of efforts, and the...
KeywordsStorm Surge Vulnerability Assessment Climate Change Adaptation Adaptation Planning Climate Adaptation
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