Responding to Climate Change in New York State

This state-level assessment of climate change impacts is specifically geared to assist in the development of adaptation strategies. It acknowledges the need to plan for and adapt to climate change impacts in a range of sectors:

Climate Change and Water

The Technical Paper addresses the issue of freshwater. Climate, freshwater, biophysical and socio-economic systems are interconnected in complex ways. Hence, a change in any one of these can induce a change in any other. Freshwater-related issues are critical in determining key regional and sectoral vulnerabilities. Therefore, the relationship between climate change and freshwater resources is of primary concern to human society and also has implications for all living species.

Climate impacts on energy systems: key issues for energy sector adaptation

This report is intended as an up-to-date compendium of what is known about weather variability and projected climate trends and their impacts on energy service provision and demand. It discusses emerging practices and tools for managing these impacts and integrating climate considerations into planning processes and operational practices in an environment of uncertainty

Adaptability and adaptations of California’s water supply system to dry climate warming

The paper examines the economical mix of adaptation, technologies, policies, and operational changes available to keep water supply impacts to such modest levels

Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Change in Canada's Cities and Communities

The Research and Analysis Division of INFC prepared this report, Adapting Canada’s Infrastructure to Climate Change, to provide an overview of literature related to climate change adaptation and infrastructure in Canada. In addition to providing such an overview, the report’s objectives also include: improving knowledge and understanding around climate change adaptations for infrastructure in Canadian cities and communities and presenting key research findings.

Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities. Volume 2 − Study Documentation

This study shows that money spent on reducing the risk of natural hazards is a sound investment. On average, a dollar spent by FEMA on hazard mitigation (actions to reduce disaster losses) saves the nation about $4 in future benefits.

The Costs and Benefits of Reducing Risk from Natural Hazards to Residential Structures in Developing Countries

This paper examines the benefits and costs of improving or retrofitting residential structures in highly exposed low- and middle-income developing countries such that they are less vulnerable to hazards during their lifetime

Protecting Business Operations: Second Report on Costs and Benefits of Natural Hazard Mitigation.

Showing that business and industry can assess the risks that threaten their operations, identify measures to address the risks, and implement the measures before a disaster occurs.