Rhode Island's coasts are already feeling the impacts of rising seas. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant are working with the legislature to explicitly address sea level rise and climate change in the state's building code.

Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

On April 15 in Berlin, Germany, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved and released Working Group III's Fifth Assessment Report - a comprehensive assessment of all relevant options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions, as well as activities that remove them from the atmosphere.

The American Planning Association's 2014 National Planning Conference will be held in Atlanta from April 26-30.

A regional conference for local planners, decision-makers, and educators to understand how to create healthy resilient communities that are better prepared to handle severe weather and climate impacts.

This three-day conference will bring together practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to discuss climate change resiliency in the Great Lakes region.

Climate Change and Infrastructure, Urban Systems, and Vulnerabilities

This Technical Input to the U.S. National Climate Assessment examines vulnerabilities of infrastructures and urban systems to extreme weather and other events associated with climate change.

This conference will focus on the science, impacts, planning, and response to climate change along the East Coast.

U.S. Submits 2014 Climate Action Report to UNFCCC

The U.S. Department of State has submitted its 2014 Climate Action Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report details actions the United States is taking domestically and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.

Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force released a rebuilding strategy that outlines a set of principles and recommendations to guide recovery and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Sandy. The Strategy will help ensure communities are better able to withstand and recover from future storms.

Red River Basin Decision Information Network

A suite of web-based tools developed for the Red River Basin in response to the 1997 floods and designed for decision makers and the general public.

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