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Latest Episodes

Resilient Housing and Communities

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a series of one-hour online briefings about resilience initiatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and their ongoing recovery from back-to-back natural disasters over the last several years. Every U.S. coast is facing climate adaptation challenges due to rising sea levels and other coastal hazards, but island economies are especially vulnerable. After Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico in 2017, many communities looked within to build their own power (literally and figuratively) and a more sustainable future. In this panel, Laurie Schoeman, National Director, Resilience and Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Community Partners, discussed her work with local partners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to design housing and community centers that can face the social, economic, and environmental challenges of a changing climate, including the “Resilient Community Center” guide and “Keep Safe, A Guide for Resilient Housing Design in Island Communities." Arturo A. Massol-Deyá, Executive Director of Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas, and faculty member in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, discussed how the community-based group of Casa Pueblo is becoming a model of self-sufficiency with residential solar energy.

61 MIN2 d ago
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Resilient Housing and Communities

Federal Support and Local Action

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a series of one-hour online briefings about resilience initiatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and their ongoing recovery from back-to-back natural disasters over the last several years. Every U.S. coast is facing climate adaptation challenges due to rising sea levels and other coastal hazards, but island economies are especially vulnerable. This panel provided an overview of resilience initiatives in the U.S. Caribbean and discussed the status of federal support for disaster recovery and hazard mitigation.

57 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Federal Support and Local Action

Coastal Resilience in Alaska

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are helping protect Alaskan ecosystems and communities from erosion, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards. Alaska coastal communities are experiencing extreme challenges as shore-fast ice—a coastal buffer to storm water—disappears and houses built on thawing permafrost buckle and become uninhabitable. Stakeholder engagement combined with up-to-date scientific analyses on environmental risk are necessary to create adaptation plans that make economic sense while assisting vulnerable communities.

89 MINAPR 22
Comments
Coastal Resilience in Alaska

Weather and Social Data to Inform Participatory Planning Initiatives

-- Mary Austerman, Great Lakes Coastal Community Development Specialist at New York Sea Grant, discussed a collaborative effort with the National Weather Service to integrate weather and social science data to inform vulnerability assessments for coastal cities and towns along Lake Ontario. Austerman then described how this work feeds into a participatory planning process for communities vulnerable to repeated flooding events.

43 MINAPR 18
Comments
Weather and Social Data to Inform Participatory Planning Initiatives

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making

-- The University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group (CIG) has proven to be a leader in climate adaptation science and application through three focus areas: conducting research, creating tools, and connecting those resources to at-risk communities. Dr. Amy Snover, Director of the Climate Impacts Group and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Washington, discussed CIG’s cutting-edge programs and methodology for facilitating climate resilience in the American northwest.

46 MINAPR 17
Comments
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making

Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

-- Dr. Marcy Rockman, ICOMOS-IPCC Scientific Coordinator for the Climate Change and Heritage Working Group and Climate Researcher with Co-Equal, spoke about the intersection of cultural heritage and climate change. Based on her new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article on historical and cultural heritage, she shared recommendations on how agencies could better incorporate historical and cultural considerations into the U.S. response to climate change, with attention to the need to better compile and use relevant data.

45 MINAPR 16
Comments
Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Assessing National Park Asset Flood Risk: Retreat, Adapt, Fortify?

-- The National Park Service owns thousands of buildings and other infrastructure at risk from coastal flooding and sea level rise. Dr. Rob Young, Director of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, led a project to map and evaluate the vulnerability of each coastal NPS asset—from the Statue of Liberty to remote roads in Alaska—in order to help park managers decide what should be protected, what should be abandoned, and what should be moved further inland.

47 MINAPR 15
Comments
Assessing National Park Asset Flood Risk: Retreat, Adapt, Fortify?

Localizing Sea Level Rise Projections for Decision-Makers

-- Global climate data is not always accessible to local decision-makers, especially when projections are at a country or hemispheric scale. The Washington Coastal Resilience Project addresses this problem by generating down-scaled probabilistic sea level rise predictions. Nicole Faghin, Coastal Management Specialist, and Dr. Ian Miller, Coastal Hazard Specialist, both at Washington Sea Grant, shared how they generated these predictions and work to disseminate the data to cities, towns, and NGOs working along the coast.

43 MINAPR 14
Comments
Localizing Sea Level Rise Projections for Decision-Makers

Financing Climate Mitigation and Resilience: Lessons from Hawaii

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on innovative efforts to finance and implement climate change mitigation and resilience projects. Featuring a panel from Hawaii, the briefing explored steps the state is taking to reach carbon neutrality and run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Hawaii’s top climate change official discussed state-wide efforts to lead on climate, and the Executive Director of one of the most robust green banks in the country spoke about its unique features and how it supports companies, communities, and individuals as they work towards Hawaii’s climate goals in an equitable way.

90 MINMAR 21
Comments
Financing Climate Mitigation and Resilience: Lessons from Hawaii

Coastal Resilience in the Southeast

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on initiatives that are helping protect Southeast ecosystems and communities from erosion, storms, and other coastal hazards. The briefing showcased nature-based solutions that can protect human lives and property from extreme weather and flooding while creating habitat for wildlife and supporting various coastal industries. These techniques can also be paired with traditional “gray” infrastructure to meet a greater variety of planning needs.

90 MINMAR 14
Comments
Coastal Resilience in the Southeast

Latest Episodes

Resilient Housing and Communities

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a series of one-hour online briefings about resilience initiatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and their ongoing recovery from back-to-back natural disasters over the last several years. Every U.S. coast is facing climate adaptation challenges due to rising sea levels and other coastal hazards, but island economies are especially vulnerable. After Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico in 2017, many communities looked within to build their own power (literally and figuratively) and a more sustainable future. In this panel, Laurie Schoeman, National Director, Resilience and Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Community Partners, discussed her work with local partners in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to design housing and community centers that can face the social, economic, and environmental challenges of a changing climate, including the “Resilient Community Center” guide and “Keep Safe, A Guide for Resilient Housing Design in Island Communities." Arturo A. Massol-Deyá, Executive Director of Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas, and faculty member in the Department of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, discussed how the community-based group of Casa Pueblo is becoming a model of self-sufficiency with residential solar energy.

61 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Resilient Housing and Communities

Federal Support and Local Action

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a series of one-hour online briefings about resilience initiatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and their ongoing recovery from back-to-back natural disasters over the last several years. Every U.S. coast is facing climate adaptation challenges due to rising sea levels and other coastal hazards, but island economies are especially vulnerable. This panel provided an overview of resilience initiatives in the U.S. Caribbean and discussed the status of federal support for disaster recovery and hazard mitigation.

57 MIN3 d ago
Comments
Federal Support and Local Action

Coastal Resilience in Alaska

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on scientific developments and policy initiatives that are helping protect Alaskan ecosystems and communities from erosion, sea level rise, and other coastal hazards. Alaska coastal communities are experiencing extreme challenges as shore-fast ice—a coastal buffer to storm water—disappears and houses built on thawing permafrost buckle and become uninhabitable. Stakeholder engagement combined with up-to-date scientific analyses on environmental risk are necessary to create adaptation plans that make economic sense while assisting vulnerable communities.

89 MINAPR 22
Comments
Coastal Resilience in Alaska

Weather and Social Data to Inform Participatory Planning Initiatives

-- Mary Austerman, Great Lakes Coastal Community Development Specialist at New York Sea Grant, discussed a collaborative effort with the National Weather Service to integrate weather and social science data to inform vulnerability assessments for coastal cities and towns along Lake Ontario. Austerman then described how this work feeds into a participatory planning process for communities vulnerable to repeated flooding events.

43 MINAPR 18
Comments
Weather and Social Data to Inform Participatory Planning Initiatives

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making

-- The University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group (CIG) has proven to be a leader in climate adaptation science and application through three focus areas: conducting research, creating tools, and connecting those resources to at-risk communities. Dr. Amy Snover, Director of the Climate Impacts Group and the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Washington, discussed CIG’s cutting-edge programs and methodology for facilitating climate resilience in the American northwest.

46 MINAPR 17
Comments
Bridging the Gap Between Science and Decision-Making

Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

-- Dr. Marcy Rockman, ICOMOS-IPCC Scientific Coordinator for the Climate Change and Heritage Working Group and Climate Researcher with Co-Equal, spoke about the intersection of cultural heritage and climate change. Based on her new Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article on historical and cultural heritage, she shared recommendations on how agencies could better incorporate historical and cultural considerations into the U.S. response to climate change, with attention to the need to better compile and use relevant data.

45 MINAPR 16
Comments
Cultural Heritage and Climate Change

Assessing National Park Asset Flood Risk: Retreat, Adapt, Fortify?

-- The National Park Service owns thousands of buildings and other infrastructure at risk from coastal flooding and sea level rise. Dr. Rob Young, Director of Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, led a project to map and evaluate the vulnerability of each coastal NPS asset—from the Statue of Liberty to remote roads in Alaska—in order to help park managers decide what should be protected, what should be abandoned, and what should be moved further inland.

47 MINAPR 15
Comments
Assessing National Park Asset Flood Risk: Retreat, Adapt, Fortify?

Localizing Sea Level Rise Projections for Decision-Makers

-- Global climate data is not always accessible to local decision-makers, especially when projections are at a country or hemispheric scale. The Washington Coastal Resilience Project addresses this problem by generating down-scaled probabilistic sea level rise predictions. Nicole Faghin, Coastal Management Specialist, and Dr. Ian Miller, Coastal Hazard Specialist, both at Washington Sea Grant, shared how they generated these predictions and work to disseminate the data to cities, towns, and NGOs working along the coast.

43 MINAPR 14
Comments
Localizing Sea Level Rise Projections for Decision-Makers

Financing Climate Mitigation and Resilience: Lessons from Hawaii

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on innovative efforts to finance and implement climate change mitigation and resilience projects. Featuring a panel from Hawaii, the briefing explored steps the state is taking to reach carbon neutrality and run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Hawaii’s top climate change official discussed state-wide efforts to lead on climate, and the Executive Director of one of the most robust green banks in the country spoke about its unique features and how it supports companies, communities, and individuals as they work towards Hawaii’s climate goals in an equitable way.

90 MINMAR 21
Comments
Financing Climate Mitigation and Resilience: Lessons from Hawaii

Coastal Resilience in the Southeast

-- The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing on initiatives that are helping protect Southeast ecosystems and communities from erosion, storms, and other coastal hazards. The briefing showcased nature-based solutions that can protect human lives and property from extreme weather and flooding while creating habitat for wildlife and supporting various coastal industries. These techniques can also be paired with traditional “gray” infrastructure to meet a greater variety of planning needs.

90 MINMAR 14
Comments
Coastal Resilience in the Southeast
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