Congratulations! Congratulations to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, honored with the 2018 Coastal and Ocean Champions Award from the Urban Coast Institute and recognized by a joint resolution of the New Jersey legislature praising its meritorious efforts. New Jersey Governors Thomas Kean and James Florio, Honorary Co-Chairs of the Alliance accepted the award on behalf of the Alliance. Also honored as Coastal and Ocean Champions of 2018 were Alliance Advisory Committee Members Mark Mauriello of Edgewood Properties and David Kinsey of Kinsey & Hand Planning.
Top Row Left to Right: Governor James J. Florio and Governor Thomas Kean, Honorary Co-chairs of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance. Bottom Row Left to Right: Kathleen Ellis, Co-Chair, NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance with Alliance member Russ Furnari, PSEG and Alliance Co-facilitators Marjorie Kaplan and Jeanne Herb.
Climate Change Resiliency and Mitigation Strategies Workshop. Thursday, October 25, 2018. 8:30 am. Cook Student Center, Rutgers University.
Featuring: Tony Broccoli and Jeanne Herb, Rutgers University; Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker; Randall Solomon, Sustainable Jersey; Russ Furnari, PSEG; MyNgoc Nyugen, Old Dominion University; Ana Baptista, The New School; and Elizabeth Semple, NJDEP. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Air and Solid Waste Management Association. Complete details.Registration Link. A limited number of scholarships for Rutgers students are available to attend the conference on a first come first served basis, student scholarship applicants please register at this link.
Public Health and Our Ports: The Road to Clean Air
Suggestions wanted for New Jersey Future’s Redevelopment Forum 2019, to be held in New Brunswick. Submission deadline November 2, 2018.
Funding available from FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation program for State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. Application closing date January 31, 2019.
Funding available from FEMA for State, Local and Tribal Governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Funding available from Sustainable Jersey to municipalities and school districts for energy-related projects focused on conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy. This cycle will award: two (2) $30,000 grants and nine (9) $10,000 grants. Grant application deadline October 31, 2018.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA FY 2018 Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants to state, local and tribal governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. Application deadline January 31, 2019.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security – FEMA, FEMA FY 2018 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Application deadline January 31, 2019.
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (MAC URISA) 2018, October 24-26, 2018, Atlantic City, NJ from October 24-26th. Register here. Posters will be accepted on a rolling basis. Register your poster here.
NJCAA releases infographic to explain NJ's climate change impacts, greenhouse gas emissions sources, status on emissions reductions, progress to meeting state goals, and policy options available to New Jersey . Learn about climate change and agriculture in New Jersey here.
NJCAA’s Climate Change and Public Health Working Group releases New Jersey Climate and Health Profile Report. Read the December 2017 final report here.
Rutgers University scientists assist partners from US Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy and Partnership for the Delaware Estuary to build living shorelinesalong the Delaware Bayshore to reduce the impacts of future storms.
Congratulations to the NJCAA Co-facilitators Jeanne Herb, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and Marjorie Kaplan, Rutgers Climate Institute on receiving the 2017 Public Health Advocates of the Year Award by the New Jersey Local Boards of Health Association, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to public health in New Jersey through the work of the Alliance.
Using Geographic Tools to identify industrial and commercial facilities for which pollution prevention efforts may reduce exposure to hazards associated with climate-related flooding. Find the report pdf
(905 KB). Find the related New Jersey Pollution Prevention Story Map: Industrial Facilities and Flood Hazardshere.
Regional Plan Association's New Study
The Regional Plan Association recently released a study, citing the work of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, Under Water: How Sea Level Rise Threatens the Tri- State Region, which details the severe threats posed to parts of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut metropolitan areas as a result of permanent sea level rise.
NJ Sea-Level Rise Reports
Read the October 2016 reports related to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: Report of the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel; Assessing New Jersey’s Exposure to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Storms: A Companion Report to the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance Science and Technical Advisory Panel Report; Integrating Science into Coastal Resilience Planning and Decision Making availablehere.
NJCAA's New Two-Volume Report
Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.