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March 2019

The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience

March 1 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am
UMass Club, 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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Climate adaptation efforts are often focused on armoring the built environment against climate risks. But given dire climate projections and the costs associated with retrofits and rebuilding, retreat and relocation should be part of the conversation as well. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about retreat, relocation, and climate resilience. Speakers will touch on the financial, legal and human hurdles to retreat. We will hear stories from around the country of communities and individuals that have successfully moved…

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Managed Retreat Workshop: Legal and Policy Tools for States and Local Communities

March 1 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
UMass Club, 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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Organized by the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) and the Climate Adaptation Forum, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion on managed retreat (i.e. relocating development from vulnerable coastal areas) and the legal and policy considerations impacting land-use decisions and human and natural resources movements in response to sea-level rise. Participants will share their own work and learn from other experts across disciplines confronting questions about managed retreat as one strategy for adapting to rising…

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