Jetty in Spring Lake, New Jersey (Photo: Emily Kilroy)
Changes in climate will bring challenges and opportunities across New Jersey. Understanding the science and projecting effects of climate change allows communities to be proactive in planning for the future. The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Directory was created to help identify the impact of climate change on society and the environment and to guide the adaptation planning process.
The directory brings together geographic data, tools, guidance, model policies and ordinances, and case studies focused on evaluating vulnerabilities and developing adaptation plans. The resources included are aimed at professionals in a range of fields, including infrastructure, public health/emergency management, hazard mitigation, natural resources, and economic development. The directory can be used throughout the state - in coastal or landlocked areas, at urban or rural densities, and in built or natural environments.
We welcome your input:
Additional guidance was provided by New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.