A grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will fund the engineering designs needed to transform a one-acre parking lot into a community park that can manage significant stormwater on-site.
Climate Change and Energy
Faced with a deadline, attendees at Jersey City meeting agreed on an “Agenda for Change” to catalyze the transformation of New Jersey’s urban water systems.
A grant secured by New Jersey Future will pay for dredging and coastal restoration projects in two Sandy-affected towns.
Sea Bright is one of several New Jersey towns making use of a new online tool that helps assess and address community vulnerabilities to flooding, coastal storms and sea-level rise.
Comments from New Jersey Future and six other organizations call for the state’s draft hazard mitigation plan to be modified to take greater account of climate-based risks, and to integrate more closely with local planning efforts.
Executive Director Peter Kasabach made his debut April 2 on Al Jazeera America, joining a panel on Ray Suarez’s show Inside Story to talk about the importance of understanding the risks posed by a changing climate, and giving communities the leadership and resources they need to plan accordingly.
At a Redevelopment Forum session on climate change, speakers were clear: New Jersey is paying insufficient attention to the increasing risks of a changing climate, and both good leadership and good information are needed if that is to change.
A range of options, addressing both supply alternatives and asset isolation and protection, is available to municipalities that want to make themselves more energy-resilient during emergencies.
For the first time, the state will accept public comment on its newly released draft Hazard Mitigation Plan. All interested parties are encouraged to submit comments.
A national organization that co-signed New Jersey Future’s comments on the draft plan for the next round of federal Sandy aid emphasizes why robust risk assessments must be included in how aid is distributed.