Climate Change Study

Hingham Climate Change Vulnerability, Risk Assessment & Adaptation Study
The Town of Hingham was awarded a Coastal Communities Resilience Grant from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management in the amount of $44,461 to complete a Climate Change Vulnerability, Risk Assessment and Adaptation Study. The Town is undertaking the study to identify vulnerable municipal infrastructure and facilities that are likely to be affected by sea level rise and climate change. The goal of this project is to define degrees of impact in vulnerable areas, to develop recommended strategies to manage existing infrastructure, facilities and natural resources and to plan for future adaptation.

Purpose
The project includes public outreach and education and will provide the Town with materials and resources to help community members understand predicted effects of climate change and sea level rise in Hingham. The project will evaluate existing permitting policies and regulations and will provide the Town with recommended policies to address sea level rise and climate change.

Who's Involved
The project is being guided by citizens, Town staff and members of the Planning Board and Conservation Commission. Public comment will be sought throughout the duration of the project. Please contact the Conservation Office with any questions or comments.