Danya Rumore, Associate Director for the College of Law’s Environmental Dispute Resolution Program, published a book on Anthem Press titled “Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities.” Co-Authors were Lawrence Susskind, Carri Hulet, and Patrick Field.
Drawing on research from the New England Climate Adaptation Project, “Managing Climate Risks in Coastal Communities” introduces a framework for building local capacity to respond to climate change. The authors maintain that local climate adaptation efforts require collective commitments to risk management, but that many communities are not ready to take on the challenge and urgently need enhanced capacity to support climate adaptation planning. To this end, the book offers statistical assessments of one readiness enhancement strategy, using tailored role-play simulations as part of a broader engagement approach. It also introduces methods for forecasting local climate change risks, as well as for evaluating the social and political context in which collective action must take place. With extensive illustration and example engagement materials, this volume is tailored for use by researchers, policy makers and practitioners.