Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States: A Focus on Six Impacts
Climate change affects all Americans—regardless of socioeconomic status—and many impacts are projected to worsen. But individuals will not equally experience these changes. This report improves our understanding of the degree to which four socially vulnerable populations— defined based on income, educational attainment, race and ethnicity, and age - may be more exposed to the highest impacts of climate change.
Engineering with Nature International Guidelines
The International Guidelines on NNBF for Flood Risk Management provide practitioners with the best available information concerning the conceptualization, planning, design, engineering, construction, and maintenance of NNBF to support resilience and flood risk reduction for coastlines, bays, and estuaries, as well as river and freshwater systems.
Climate Ready Boston
Climate Ready Boston is Boston’s initiative to get the City ready for the long-term impacts of climate change and build a resilient future.
Financing Climate Resilience: Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks
This report, sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission with the generous support of the Barr Foundation, looks at different financial mechanisms for climate resilience. It provides recommendations for the City of Boston and the region on how to pay for climate adaptation investments.
Governance for a Changing Climate: Adapting Boston’s Built Environment for Increased Flooding
This report, sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission with the generous support of the Barr Foundation, looks at the governance needs that climate change presents for Boston and the Greater Boston region. It provides recommendations for how to adapt policies and governing institutions in the face of a changing climate.
Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems: Preliminary Analysis for Boston Harbor
This report, sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission with the generous support of the Barr Foundation, looks at the feasibility of a Harbor-wide Barrier to protect the Boston Harbor from storm-surge and sea level rise.