Please join the Georgetown Climate Center on Wednesday,
July 15, 2020, for a webinar to launch GCC’s new Managed Retreat
Sea-level rise and increasingly frequent and intense
extreme weather events are leading many coastal communities to confront
difficult questions about how best to protect people, infrastructure,
and coastal ecosystems from the impacts of climate change. Communities
and states are increasingly considering managed retreat – the voluntary
movement and transition of communities and ecosystems away from
vulnerable coastal areas – as a strategy for climate adaptation.
The first comprehensive online resource on managed
retreat, GCC’s new Managed Retreat Toolkit combines legal and policy
tools, best and emerging practices, and case studies to support peer
learning and decisionmaking around managed retreat and climate adaptation.
Between 2018 and 2020, GCC’s outreach efforts related to the
development of the Managed Retreat Toolkit have engaged more than 1,000
people at more than 20 events, a testament to the growing interest in
this important topic.