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North Carolina Coastal Resilience Summit

June 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The Summit will inform the development of the North Carolina Coastal Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80 so as to propel the coastal region’s preparedness for the effects of climate changes including rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of coastal and riverine flooding, increasing extreme weather, changing groundwater conditions and other shifting natural conditions. The Summit will also showcase a gamut of existing solutions to address the identified challenges.

In response to the Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order—that his cabinet agencies prepare a North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan by March 1, 2020—the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management is partnering with a diverse group of coastal community stakeholders to convene a summit to highlight and evaluate the utility of potential strategies that could be included in state’s plan, especially as it applies to coast of North Carolina.

The Summit will identify and evaluate coastal climate risks and what potential policy and management strategies might be included in the resiliency plan. These include:

    • Prioritizing the current and anticipated climate risks to the coast that will need to be addressed in the resiliency plan.
    • Policy and management lessons learned from recent extreme weather.
    • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of existing and potential policies and management measures that address climate risks to coastal communities and the environment.
    • Identifying and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of potential mitigation and adaptation strategies and practices that the plan might include.
    • Determining research and policy gaps that need review and analysis.

Registration for this event is $45

June 11 — Program starts at 9 a.m.
June 12 — Program starts at 8:30 a.m.

The Summit is hosted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality – Division of Coastal Management and the North Carolina Coastal Federation in coordination with Eastern Carolina Council, Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority, Albemarle Commission, Mid-East Commission, The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Sea Grant, UNC School of Government and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), Brooks Pierce and others.



June 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Havelock Tourist and Event Center
201 Tourist Center Dr.
Havelock, 28532
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