This April, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy published a Policy Focus Report, authored by Robert Pirani and Laura Tolkoff, on Lessons from Sandy: Federal Policies to Build Climate Resilient Coastal Regions. The report offers specific policy recommendations to federal agencies on how to optimally support adaptation and resilience-building efforts of coastal communities and regions. The key proposed measures include:
- Reflecting anticipated climate change impacts in recovery/rebuilding decisions;
- Coordinating efforts for restoration and maintenance of healthy coastal resources;
- Supporting sustainable urban patterns; and
- Developing and disseminating relevant information.