New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance

The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance was formed in response to a diverse group of stakeholders who came together on November 29, 2011 at Rutgers University to participate in the conference "Preparing NJ for Climate Change: A Workshop for Decision-Makers."

A changing climate and rising sea levels will have a devastating impact on New Jersey’s economy, the health of our residents, the State’s natural resources, and the extensive infrastructure system that delivers transportation services, energy and clean water to millions of New Jerseyans. The Alliance will focus on climate change preparedness in key impacted sectors (public health; watersheds, rivers and coastal communities; built infrastructure; agriculture; and natural resources) through:

  • Conducting outreach and education of the general public and targeted sectoral leaders;
  • Developing recommendations for state and local actions through collaboration with policymakers at the state, federal and local levels;
  • Undertaking demonstration and pilot projects in partnership with the private sector, local governments, non-governmental organizations, and others;
  • Identifying science, research and data needs; and
  • Developing capacity for implementation of preparedness measures and documentation of best practices.

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Featured Videos

NJ Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, describes demographic and geographic attributes of socially vulnerable populations in New Jersey and their relation to flooding as an environmental hazard associated with a changing climate. The video is informed by research conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, which facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.


Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University, explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.


New Jersey's Changing Shoreline

This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University),  describes the dynamics of New Jersey's Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th Century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation  from 1984 - 2012 along NJ's entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as these change over time.


Climate Change and Flood Risk for New Jersey's Senior Citizens

This video, produced by the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University) describes the risks faced by NJ's elderly population with a focus on flooding and storm surge hazards associated with a changing climate.


New Jersey and Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, this video provides a comprehensive overview about impacts of a changing climate to people, places and valuable assets throughout the Garden State.