REPORT RELEASED TODAY!
MFPP along with many other groups participated as advisors in the this new Kresge sponsored report on the state of adaptation practice. I encourage you to review it! Share it. I’ve attached the full report and the summary.
Communities in the U.S. are undertaking a rich array of climate adaptation actions that are making them more resilient to climate impacts. These actions provide models and lessons that can immediately help other communities better protect themselves from climate risks like flooding, heat waves, wildfires, and severe storms. In aggregate, these activities demonstrate that more U.S. communities are attempting to prepare for climate risks than previously thought.
This research project was motivated by the immense challenges posed by climate change, the need for communities to adapt to those challenges, and the opportunity to learn from communities that have already begun adapting. Through this project, we identified many actions that U.S. communities have taken to prepare for and build resilience to climate variability, extreme events, and climate change.
Nancy Gilliam, Ph.D.
Model Forest Policy Program & Climate Solutions University