Climate change adaptation through coastal and use management: The context of environmental justice

Marshall, Ariana and Hall, Reginald and Allen Owens, Marcia and Stokes, IV, Shereitte (2010) Climate change adaptation through coastal and use management: The context of environmental justice. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

Despite an increasing literary focus on climate change adaptation, the facilitation of this adaptation is occurring on a limited basis (Adger et al. 2007) .This limited basis is not necessarily due to inability; rather, a lack of comprehensive cost estimates of all options specifically hinders adaptation in vulnerable communities (Adger et al. 2007). Specifically the estimated cost of the climate change impact of sea-level rise is continually increasing due to both increasing rates and the resulting multiplicative impact of coastal erosion (Karl et al., 2009, Zhang et al., 2004) Based on the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, minority groups and small island nations have been identified within these vulnerable communities. Therefore the development of adaptation policies requires the engagement of these communities. State examples of sea-level rise adaptation through land use planning mechanisms such as land acquisition programs (New Jersey) and the establishment of rolling easements (Texas) are evidence that although obscured, adaptation opportunities are being acted upon (Easterling et al., 2004, Adger et al.2007). (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Climate change adaptation through coastal and use management: The context of environmental justice
Personal Creator/Author:
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Marshall, ArianaAriana1.marshall@famu.edu
Hall, Reginald
Allen Owens, Marcia
Stokes, IV, Shereitte
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Atmospheric Sciences
Management
Environment
Item ID: 3935
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 13:29
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:42
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3935

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