Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Policy Type:Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:33 USC Chapter 26

The Climate Ready Estuaries program works with the National Estuary Programs (NEP) and the coastal management community to: (1) assess climate change vulnerabilities, (2) develop and implement adaptation strategies, and (3) engage and educate stakeholders. CRE shares NEP examples to help other coastal managers, and provides technical guidance and assistance about climate change adaptation. Estuaries and coastal areas are particularly vulnerable to climate variability and change. CRE seeks to help coastal managers protect ecosystems from projected impacts of sea level rise, increasing temperatures, and other effects. The Climate Ready Estuaries website offers information on climate change impacts to different estuary regions, access to tools and resources to monitor changes, and information to help managers develop adaptation plans for estuaries and coastal communities.


Last modified: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:28:17 CET