Preparing for Climate Change in Washington State

Climatic Change, 2010

26 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011  

Jennifer Marlow

University of Washington - School of Law; Three Degrees Project

Lara C. Whitely Binder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Derek B. Booth

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Meriel Darzen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marketa Elsner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richard Fenske

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Thomas F. Graham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Alan F. Hamlet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John Hodges-Howell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

J. Elizabeth Jackson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Catherine Karr

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Patrick W. Keys

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jeremy S. Littell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nathan Mantua

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos

University of Washington - School of Law

Don McKenzie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael J. Robinson-Dorn

University of California, Irvine School of Law

Eric Rosenberg

University of Georgia Law School

Claudio O. Stöckle

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Julie A. Vano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Date Written: April 27, 2010

Abstract

Climate change is expected to bring potentially significant changes to Washington State’s natural, institutional, cultural, and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into the day-to-day governance and management of infrastructure, programs, and services that may be affected by climate change. This paper discusses fundamental concepts for planning for climate change and identifies options for adapting to the climate impacts evaluated in the Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment. Additionally, the paper highlights potential avenues for increasing flexibility in the policies and regulations used to govern human and natural systems in Washington.

Keywords: Washington State, Climate Change, Global Warming, Adaptation, Uncertainty, Policy, Human Capital, Ecosystem Services, Water, Law, Environment, Policy Change, State Level Climate Action

Suggested Citation

Marlow, Jennifer and Whitely Binder, Lara C. and Booth, Derek B. and Darzen, Meriel and Elsner, Marketa and Fenske, Richard and Graham, Thomas F. and Hamlet, Alan F. and Hodges-Howell, John and Jackson, J. Elizabeth and Karr, Catherine and Keys, Patrick W. and Littell, Jeremy S. and Mantua, Nathan and Barcelos, Jennifer Krencicki and McKenzie, Don and Robinson-Dorn, Michael J. and Rosenberg, Eric and Stöckle, Claudio O. and Vano, Julie A., Preparing for Climate Change in Washington State (April 27, 2010). Climatic Change, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1782306

Jennifer Jane Marlow (Contact Author)

University of Washington - School of Law; Three Degrees Project ( email )

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States
206.616.6608 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.threedegreeswarmer.org

Lara C. Whitely Binder

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Derek B. Booth

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Meriel Darzen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Marketa Elsner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richard Fenske

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Thomas F. Graham

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Alan F. Hamlet

affiliation not provided to SSRN

John Hodges-Howell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

J. Elizabeth Jackson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Catherine Karr

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Patrick W. Keys

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jeremy S. Littell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Nathan Mantua

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos

University of Washington - School of Law ( email )

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98105-3020
United States
206.616.6608 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.threedegreeswarmer.org

Don McKenzie

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael J. Robinson-Dorn

University of California, Irvine School of Law ( email )

401 E. Peltason Dr.
Ste. 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
United States

Eric Rosenberg

University of Georgia Law School ( email )

225 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Claudio O. Stöckle

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Julie A. Vano

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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