Adapting to Climate Change : Understanding the Enabling Environment in California Meg Caldwell, Center for Ocean Solutions Sara Polgar, SF BCDC Marshall, CA February 22, 2010. Overview. State Adaptation Strategy Legal Frames New Approaches Hazard Mitigation Planning
Adapting to Climate Change : Understanding the Enabling Environment in California
Meg Caldwell, Center for Ocean Solutions
Sara Polgar, SF BCDC
February 22, 2010
State Adaptation Strategy
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Flood Insurance’s Perverse Incentives
And other Federal Programs
Strategy 1: Establish State Policy to Avoid Future Hazards and Protect Critical Habitat
Strategy 2: Provide Statewide Guidance for Protecting Existing Critical Ecosystems, Existing Coastal Development, and Future Investments
Strategy 3: State Agencies Should Prepare Sea-Level Rise and Climate Adaptation Plans
Strategy 4: Support Local Planning for Addressing Sea-Level Rise Impacts
Strategy 5: Complete a Statewide Sea-Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment Every Five Years
Strategy 6: Support Essential Data Collection and Information Sharing
Image: Example of high-res. SLR mapping being undertaken in the Caribbean.
No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation
Moser and Tribbia (Marine TechnologySociety Journal 2006/2007)
The City of Malibu’s LCP consists of:
According to the LIP any siting and design of new shoreline protective devices should take into account anticipated future changes in sea level, especially an acceleration of the historic rate of the sea level rise, potential impact on beach erosion, shoreline retreat, and bluff erosion rates.
All applications for new development on a beach, beachfront or bluff-top property shall include:
prepared by a licensed civil engineer with expertise in coastal engineering.
All applications for bluff-top development shall include a slope stability analysis, prepared by a licensed Certified Engineering Geologist and/or Geotechnical Engineer or Registered Civil Engineer with expertise in soils.
These reports shall address and analyze the effects of said development in relation to the following:
Example hazard mitigation planning strategies