New York Climate Change Science Clearinghouse

Take Action

The final step in building resilience is to take action. Put your plan into place, establish benchmarks, and track progress. Revise at regular intervals as necessary. Understanding how to communicate your plan with stakeholders can help build and maintain support.

Success Stories

Preparing for extreme weather along lakes, rivers, and the coast: stabilizing shorelines

Shoreline Stabilization Handbook for Lake Champlain and Other Inland Lakes

Shoreline Stabilization Handbook for Lake Champlain and Other Inland LakesNorthwest Regional Planning Commission, Vermont

Find practical information on nature- and engineering-based techniques being used across New York State to prevent shoreline erosion.

Building for resilience along New York City's coast

Cross section of buildings showing flood risk

Cross section of buildings showing flood riskNYCPlanning, City of New York

Learn about efforts to build resiliency in the New York City area, from detailed information on design principles and standards to guidance on flood-resistant new construction and retrofitting in urban areas, to designs for large-scale community rebuilding projects following Hurricane Sandy.

Promoting renewable energy: Solar Tompkins

Solar Tompkins program

Solar Tompkins programIthaca Week

In 2014, Solar Tompkins hosted a very successful county-wide community solar program that far exceeded its goal of doubling the total amount of residential solar photovoltaics installed to date in Tompkins County, and left the market with a permanently increased annual rate of solar power adoption.