New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance issues policy recommendations concurrent with Duke Farms Dialogue.
Read the June 2014 Alliance report outlining policy recommendations to enhance New Jersey's ability to prepare for and adapt to a changing climate. The report is the culmination of almost two years of effort including research on climate change impacts in New Jersey, leading practices as well as extensive stakeholder engagement. The report and links to supporting documents can be found here. Watch the first Duke Farms Dialogue on "Framing Climate Change" with Alliance Co-Chair, Duke Farms Executive Director, Michael Catania and Rutgers Climate Institute Co-directors Tony Broccoli and Robin Leichenko that provides natural and social science context as background to the Alliance report.
James J. Gallagher Family Fellowship
James J. Gallagher Family Fellowship established for Rutgers students interested in climate change preparedness to advance mission of the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance. Read more here.
Watershed Institute Grant Program applications starting August 1, 2014
Non-profit environmental groups with 501(c)3 status working in New Jersey are eligible to apply for funds ranging from $50-$7,000 for engagement and technical assistance grants through the Watershed Institute. Climate Change Resiliency and Green Infrastructure are among this years targeted action areas. Applications will be accepted starting August 1st on a rolling basis.
May 30, 2014. New Jersey’s counties update hazard mitigation plans
Counties across New Jersey are in the process of updating and developing their hazard mitigation plans in compliance with the State of New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan and the federal Stafford Act. New Jersey's county and state mitigation plans focus on natural hazards (flooding, coastal erosion, drought, hail, extreme temperatures and even earthquakes); the plansare required to receive federal non-disaster emergency assistance. For more information about where some counties are in the process, read about it in this announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Lower Cape May Meadows Ecological Restoration: Analysis of Economic and Social Benefits
This report, by Elizabeth Schuster, Environmental Economist, The Nature Conservancy-New Jersey Chaper, explores the economic and social benefits of the restoration of the Lower Cape May ecosystem focusing on the . Read the report here.