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Conference: At What Point Managed Retreat?

Lead PI: Dr. Radley M. Horton , Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin , Hayley Martinez

Unit Affiliation: The Earth Institute

June 2019 - June 2019
Inactive
Global ; North America
Project Type: Outreach

DESCRIPTION: Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference addressed a range of issues facing coastal communities in the United States and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense. The science around retreat is still ill-defined, and policy discussions remain contentious. This conference brought together thought leaders on this topic to advance the science and policy dialogue.

OUTCOMES: Conference sessions can be found on the Earth Institute's Youtube channel.

SPONSOR:

Kresge Foundation; Sabin Center for Climate Change Law; Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Ocean & Climate Physics, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

WEBSITE:

https://adaptation.ei.columbia.edu/content/what-point-managed-retreat-resilience-building-coastal-zone

KEYWORDS

climate change sea level rise vulnerability managed retreat

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate

MULTIMEDIA

Opening Keynote: At What Point Managed Retreat? Resiliency Building in the Coastal Zone

This keynote session on Thursday, June 20, 2019 opened the conference At What Point Managed Retreat? by introducing major themes and questions.

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