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Community Engagement on Climate Response Decisions – The COAST Model

In this session of the Security and Sustainability Forum, Sam Merrill, professor at the Muske School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and president of Catalysis Adaptation Partners will demonstrate COAST (COastal Adaptation to Sea level rise Tool)
When Mar 19, 2013
from 12:00 PM EDT to 01:30 PM EDT
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Community leaders may be ready to take action, but may also be unsure whether any particular actions are good investments. How much risk mitigation would they really buying with different strategies?

COAST helps users answer these questions. It is a technical tool, but its primary added value is in how it is used. In the COAST approach, the Catalysis Adaptation Partners team connect technical results with the social, political, and economic realities of local adaptation, in a way that empowers stakeholders to actively engage in discussions about their future. Being entirely stakeholder driven, and using locally derived data on vulnerable assets and candidate adaptation actions wherever possible, COAST results generate enthusiasm and buy-in not available through most other approaches.

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