managed retreat Archives - State of the Planet

Anticipating and Tracking Climate Refugees in a Warming Africa

Researchers are looking at what drives climate migration, and how it might best be handled.

by |July 6, 2023
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New York’s Climate Buyout Plans Must Put Communities First, Experts Say

At the Managed Retreat conference, hosted by Columbia Climate School, researchers emphasized the need to work together with communities on climate adaptation.

by |June 23, 2023

Adapt or Retreat? Conference Will Explore Questions of Habitability in a Changing World

At Columbia Climate School’s Managed Retreat conference, local and international academics, scientists, and community members will join representatives from different sectors to discuss managed retreat, habitability, and climate justice.

by |June 14, 2023
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State Farm’s California Pullout: What It Means for Climate Adaptation and Communities

Do decisions like State Farm’s aid in moving people out of harm’s way? Climate School experts discuss.

by |June 7, 2023

Should Coastal Communities Rebuild or Retreat After Hurricane Ian?

The benefits and challenges of moving communities to safer ground.

by |October 7, 2022

How to Prevent a Flood Disaster: Using Law and Policy to Systematically Reduce Risk

Experts brainstormed legal ways to adapt to sea level rise at Columbia Climate School’s Managed Retreat conference.

by Jack Marcus Weissman |August 20, 2021
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What is Needed for Fair and Equitable Managed Retreat?

Self-determination, recognition of historical drivers of climate risk, and a new approach to buyouts, according to participants at a recent conference.

by Kristen French |July 1, 2021
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Are Buyouts a Viable Tool for Climate Adaptation?

At this year’s Managed Retreat conference, experts discussed the limitations and future potential of government buyout programs.

by Elise Gout |June 29, 2021
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Which Areas Will Climate Change Render Uninhabitable? Climate Models Alone Cannot Say

Understanding how people will respond to climate dangers depends not only on top-down data, but also on bottom-up community engagement.

by Radley Horton and Alex de Sherbinin |June 17, 2021
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Conference Will Discuss Retreat From Rising Seas and Other Climate Hazards

From June 22 to 25, the Managed Retreat conference will examine the thorny questions around relocating homes and communities away from growing threats.

by |June 3, 2021