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Managed Retreat Workshop: Legal and Policy Tools for States and Local Communities

March 1, 2019 @ 1:45 pm – 4:30 pm
UMass Club -
One Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Organized by the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) and the Climate Adaptation Forum, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion on managed retreat (i.e. relocating development from vulnerable coastal areas) and the legal and policy considerations impacting land-use decisions and human and natural resources movements in response to sea-level rise.

Participants will share their own work and learn from other experts across disciplines confronting questions about managed retreat as one strategy for adapting to rising seas and increased flooding. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to inform ongoing work by the GCC to create an online Managed Retreat Toolkit which is being designed to support state and local government decisions about how to adapt to rising sea levels (forthcoming in Fall 2019).

Don’t miss the Climate Adaptation Forum – The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience – the morning of March 1. Click here for more details.

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