Photo-4“Being Prepared for Climate Change – A Workbook for Developing Risk-Based Adaptation Plans”

Identifying risks associated with climate change and managing them to reduce their consequences is essential. The Workbook presents a guide to climate change adaptation planning based on EPA’s experience with watershed management, the National Estuary Program, and the Climate Ready Estuaries program. The audience for this Workbook is environmental professionals at organizations that manage environmental resources, especially organizations with a coastal or watershed focus.  Planning for climate change impacts is a two-part process. The first part is a vulnerability assessment where managers identify and assess the climate change risks that may be a threat to their organizational goals. The second part is action planning which uses the vulnerability assessment to set priorities and develop responses. Ideally, adaptation responses will eliminate or reduce risks from climate change. 

Tribal-Focused Environmental Risk and Sustainability Tool (T-FERST)

Tribes face unique and numerous environmental and human health challenges. EPA’s Tribal-Focused Environmental Risk and Sustainability Tool (Tribal-FERST) is a web-based geospatial decision support tool designed to serve as a research framework to provide tribes with easy access to the best available human health and ecological science.

Information on T-FERST is available here

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