Regional Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Project
The objective of the Regional Climate Impacts and Adaptation project is to assess the potential effects of climate change in the medium and long term – 25 to 75 years – on particular economic sectors in specific regions of the United States and to facilitate the development of sound, evidence-based, regional adaptation policies.
To achieve this objective, NCEP has worked with policymakers and scientists in key states to better understand the risks and to aid in the design of smart and effective policies that would mitigate impacts and help in the planning for the potential effects from a changing climate. The intent is to identify and use reasonable, middle of the road projections, as this effort is not designed to project “worst case” outcomes.
By articulating narrow and quantifiable ecological and economic risks, the project has informed policymakers, generated widespread news coverage, and witnessed substantial policy action.
- Southeast Florida’s Resilient Water Resources
Released October 19, 2011
- Impacts of Climate Change on Forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains
Released January 5, 2010
- Climate Change and The Economy: Expected Impacts and Their Implications
Released October 27, 2009
- Impacts of Global Warming on Hurricane-related Flooding in Corpus Christi, Texas
Released June 1, 2009
- Climate Change in Coastal Florida: Economic Impacts of Sea Level Rise
Released September 24, 2008
- Impacts of Global Warming on New Mexico’s Water Resources: An Assessment of the Rio Grande Basin
Released October 23, 2007
- Costs of Global Warming for Alaska’s Public Infrastructure
Released May 29, 2007
- Impacts of Global Warming on North Carolina’s Economy
Released June 21, 2007