Climate Vulnerability Assessment

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The City of Rochester is developing a Climate Vulnerability Assessment to understand how and to what degree our city is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.  Share your feedback.

 What’s involved in Climate Vulnerability Assessment?     CVA final 082918 invite

  • Investigate baseline and projected climate conditions.
  • Identify critical systems and assets including transportation, utilities, water, buildings, environmental resources,natural habitat, recreational spaces, public health, economy, cultural resources, social/human services. 
  • Determine level of exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity of systems and assets due to potential climate change impacts.
  • Understand how climate change will affect our community, infrastructure and natural resources. 
  • Prioritize actions needed to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
 We want to hear from you! 
  • Join the Public Input Session at 6 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 29, 2018 at City Council Chambers, 30 Church St. Rochester, NY. 
  • View the presentation and posters from the public input session and take a short survey to share your feedback. 

 What’s next?

  • The final Climate Vulnerability Assessment will be published online in fall 2018. 
  • It will set the stage for the upcoming Climate Adaptation Plan which will draw from findings from the Climate Vulnerability Assessment to recommend implementation actions to help our city and community prepare for climate change impacts.
  • Stay tuned for updates and more opportunities to share your feedback as we work together to build a more sustainable and resilient city. 

 Questions?

 Please contact Shalini Beath at the Office of Energy and Sustainability at (585) 428-6939 or email her.