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Economic Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Hazards and Climate Change: Building Resilience in the Barnegat Bay Region

This study identifies key economic vulnerabilities to climate change and options for adaptation in the Barnegat Bay region of New Jersey. This study draws on stakeholder knowledge of the region, including understanding of existing development stresses, in order to identify critical economic vulnerabilities to climate change and to identify feasible options for adaptation. The study pays particular attention to key economic assets and activities that may be at risk from climate change, as well as vulnerable populations. The study also considers the implications of climate change for emergency management and hazard mitigation. The broader goal of the study is to provide stakeholder-based information about economic risks and vulnerabilities in the Barnegat Bay region that will contribute to efforts to build long-term resilience to climate-related hazards and climate change.