Climate Change and Coastal Resilience

Coastlines are facing incredible challenges, from sea level rise to collapsing marine ecosystems and pervasive plastic pollution. Housing costs on the coast continue to rise while shoreline access remains unavailable for many. The Ocean and Coastal Policy Center is working to improve our understanding of the dimensions of coastal resilience, focusing on community governance, adaptation planning, and social and environmental justice. With funding from the California Ocean Protection Council, the Center is launching a comprehensive assessment of adaptation planning along California's coast to identify ways to enhance the adaptive capacity and climate resilience of shoreline communities.

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What is Coastal Resilience?

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Sea Level Rise and Our Coastal Wetlands

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Article: Adapting to Shoreline Retreat: Finding a Path Forward

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