What information is most critical for local managers for developing and evaluating alternative adaptation strategies for climate change
Under what conditions can existing or restored coastal marine systems be part of effective adaptation solutions for coastal communities (i.e., When can ecosystem-based adaptation help most)?
Under what conditions are ecosystem-based approaches ("green") likely to be effective and cost-effective relative to built infrastructure ("grey") adaptation solutions. What information is needed to evaluate green vs. grey alternatives?
What are the limitations of engineered or built infrastructure solutions to adaptation and under what conditions will these have subsequent costs that further degrade ecosystem benefits and services to people?
What are the natural goods and services coastal communities currently rely on that will be at increased risk because of climate change and/or adaptation measures?
How do we preserve existing natural resources (coastal) vs . the need/desire to develop?
How do we identify and show the true value ($) of these resources? These investments?
How do we show the true costs of continuing to develop in vulnerable areas? (Including potential costs of damaged developed area vs. lesser costs if area remains undeveloped)
What will the political shift in DC do to federal policy? In Florida, we have a new administration elected largely on a creating jobs platform. Could this desire to create jobs soften regulation and be at the detriment of natural resources protection?
Corsello, C. (2011). Important Questions to be Addressed. Retrieved from http://www.trunity.net/ncseoceans2011/view/article/166141