‘Toolkit’ to help NJ municipalities prepare for climate change

Department of Environmental Protection offers ‘toolkit’ that includes guidelines designed to help assess vulnerabilities, plan for future

Mayors and local leaders are being warned their towns should expect higher temperatures, heavier rains, rising seas, and at the other end of the spectrum, drought. The state says those climate changes should be taken into consideration when setting rules on how property may be used, and the Department of Environmental Protection recently issued a so-called toolkit to help municipalities across the state integrate climate change into their land-use policies.

Lead funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by Marc Haas Foundation and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim, III.

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