Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities
The Kresge Foundation has released a report “Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities” - the result of a two-year process that brought together climate change adaptation leaders from around the country with researchers from Abt Consulting to take a snapshot of adaptation in the U.S.
Through assessing 17 case studies, interviewing 50 thought leaders, and hosting 3 day-long Project Advisory Committee meetings, the research team pulled insights from across the field to try to get a handle on what we are learning from the various ways that adaptation has been tried in different regions in the U.S.
Our Executive Director, Tonya Graham, served on the Project Advisory Committee helping to guide the research and development of the project. She returned from each of the three meetings excited about what was being learned through this process and eager to see what conclusions would be drawn from studying a wide range of adaptation efforts.
Now the findings are available to be shared across the field and with local champions working to move climate change adaptation forward in their communities.
If you are working locally on adaptation, you may want to pay particular attention to the Conclusions and Tactical Recommendations (pages 7 – 9) of the report, which can be found here: Climate Adaptation: The State of Practice in U.S. Communities
Several press stories were generated by the release of the report and can be found here:
- This Is How We Can Tackle Climate Change, Even With a Denier in Chief by Laurie Mazur for The Nation
- New Model Teases an Ideal Response to Climate Change by Kelsey E. Thomas for Next City