Sustainability and Resilience
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This report examines six ecosystem-based planning efforts across the U.S.: the Mission-Aransas Ecosystem Management Plan in Texas, community wildfire plans in Colorado, the Creating Resilient Communities project in South Carolina, the Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration Project in Hawaii, the Long Island Coastal Hazard Mitigation Plan in Long Island, and the Sanford Conservation Plan in Maine. The report ferrets out six key lessons, including the importance of early stakeholder engagement, the value of earning credibility for the scientific and technical tools, and maintaining feedback loops throughout the process.
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Key Message The pursuit of sustainable development requires that attention be paid to the interactions among the environment, society and the economy. As such, IISD explores how the environment is valued; how public policy instruments can be designed better; and how abject poverty can be addressed sustainably.