Changes in climate, such as sea level rise and more intense storm events, increase the risk of damage and destruction to buildings, threatening their stability, services, and operations.
Because buildings often serve as a foundation for development projects, climate change impacts may have far-reaching and unexpected implications for economic and social development initiatives.
To protect building infrastructure, operations, and services, risk-reducing adaptation measures should be considered in all stages of the project cycle. Adaptation options range from changing maintenance schedules to using wide storm gutters to substantial renovation or relocation.
Last updated: March 07, 2014