Climate Adaptation

Finding the Right Trees for the Right Time

The goal of this four-part online speaker series is to engage a wide variety of community members to discuss and better understand climate change and its effects on coastal forests in northeastern U.S. Participants will be able to better understand new strategies to create more resilient forests. Because the speaker series is online, it is […]

Connecticut’s Changing Forests: What it Means for Carbon Dynamics and Climate Resilience

May 11, 2020 Presented By Dr. Robert Fahey, UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Forests represent an important potential component of climate mitigation strategies and are increasingly being promoted as an important solution in addressing global climate change at local to global scales. However, the forests of Connecticut are entering a period of […]

What’s Driving Climate Adaptation in Connecticut (And Why)?

April 27, 2020 Presented By Mark A. Boyer, Dept. of Geography Department, UConn; Executive Director, International Studies Association (ISA; www.isanet.org) When confronted with the demands of global climate change, why do some towns move the climate adaptation agenda forward in their communities while others seemingly get little accomplished? To answer this question, we look at […]

Climate Change & Environmental Security Beyond our Borders

May 15, 2018 Presented By Dr. Mark A. Boyer, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Geography, UConn, Executive Director, International Studies Association Climate change is the signature issue of our time, yet the topic remains one of great controversy politically (if not scientifically). Mostly as a result of this political controversy, the global community has made […]

Climate Adaptation Legal Questions and Answers

May 2, 2017 Presented By Juliana Barrett, Associate Extension Educator, UConn CLEAR & Bruce Hyde, Land Use Academy Director, UConn CLEAR This webinar will provide answers to a number of the questions raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR and and Connecticut Sea Grant’s Climate Adaptation […]

Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation: Four New Legal Fact Sheets

A number of questions were raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR’s and Connecticut Sea Grant’s Climate Adaptation Academy in late 2015. The Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program at Roger Williams University School of Law reviewed the questions, which came from the audience […]

Living Shorelines in CT: Design Considerations & Site Suitability

March 10, 2016 Presented in partnership with CIRCA, the CT Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation An increasing awareness of the need to reduce the potential adverse impacts of hardened coastal structures has prompted interest in the development of living shorelines as an alternative. This webinar will review of the benefits of living shorelines in […]

The Big Picture of Climate Adaptation in Connecticut

June 16, 2015 Presented by Mark Boyer, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Political Science, UConn and Melanie Meinzer, Graduate Student, UConn When confronted with the demands of global climate change, why do some towns move the climate adaptation agenda forward in their communities while others seemingly get little accomplished? To answer this question, we look at […]

Shoreline Change in CT – 100 Years of Erosion & Accretion

April 1, 2014 Presented by Joel Stocker, UConn CLEAR & Sea Grant and Kevin O’Brien, CT DEEP Recent storms have focused interest on the dynamics of the shoreline. Receiving attention is the question, “What has it done in the past?” In 2010 the USGS released a report on historical shoreline change along the New England and Mid-Atlantic […]

Climate Change Adaptation

September 18, 2012 Presented by Bruce Hyde, UConn CLEAR and Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant Hurricane Irene showed just how vulnerable we are to damage from storms and tidal inundation. The impact of climate change on coastal municipalities is likely to result in heavier downpours, more vulnerable coastlines, and increases to the amount of land […]

Riparian Corridors

February 8, 2011 Presented by Emily Wilson, UConn CLEAR and Juliana Barrett, CT Sea Grant Riparian, or streamside, corridors provide a host of environmental benefits, from erosion control and wildlife habitat to water quality protection. What is the state of riparian corridors in Connecticut, and what options are there for addressing riparian corridor protection? This […]