Saturday, October 13, 2007

New publication: 'A Survey of Climate Change Adaptation Planning'

E-Wire: Today the Heinz Center released "A Survey of Climate Change Adaptation Planning," a report exploring adaptation planning resources available both in the United States and internationally. In the decades to come, adaptation planning will be critical as city, state and regional planners face significant challenges posed by the impacts of climate change, such as sea-level rise.

The report summarizes ongoing efforts to deal with those challenges. Eight existing adaptation plans and 18 adaptation planning efforts with a wide variety of impact areas are reviewed. The report's lead author, Bill Perkins, said, "Ideally the survey will be useful for both planners and academics in the adaptation community." Mr. Perkins, a Global Change Fellow at the Heinz Center in summer 2007, is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University.

"We hope this report encourages information-sharing within the adaptation community," said Dr. Dennis Ojima, Senior Scholar with the Heinz Center's Global Change Program. Dr. Ojima added that the Heinz Center looks forward to working with planners in cities, counties and states as they make critical decisions for the future. To read the report in its entirety please visit:

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