Student Research Projects

New England State Climate Action Assessment Using the UCS Resilience Gap Framework


New England states face a range of climate impacts. How are they building climate resilience?

Written by Summer Sustainability Fellows at the University of New Hampshire, in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists, this report assesses climate resilience and preparedness across six New England states (Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire).

We found that most New England states are building climate resilience, and can provide important models and lessons for further state and federal action. However, each state has areas to improve, particularly around limiting possible maladaptation, and in the implementation of equity and inclusion strategies.


UNH Sustainability Institute

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Graduate Research Project