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EBC Climate Change Program: Adaptation – Planning for Resiliency

April 11, 2013 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Superstorm Sandy has awoken long-overdue attention to the need to plan and act now to adjust to coming ocean rise, warmer temperatures and climate change.

Climate change is among the greatest environmental challenges of this generation, with potentially profound effects on the economy, public health, water resources, infrastructure, coastal resources, energy demand, natural resources, and recreation. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is committed to doing its part to mitigate and adapt to this challenge, recognizing the necessity of engaging in adaptation planning today by taking a close look at strategies that could help the state become more resilient and ready to adapt to climate change as it occurs.

This second of a two part series of EBC Climate Change programs on adaptation (the first program on March 5, 2013 focused on vulnerability and preparedness) will focus on planning to increase resiliency.

Links to The Boston Harbor Association Report