The Climigration Network, supported by CBI in partnership with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, is a community of practitioners driving innovation in conversations, policies, and practices in places where sea level rise, storms, and other impacts from climate change are eroding the viability of living at the water’s edge. 

This past summer, the Network held a seed-grant competition, Concept Development Support for Community-led Projects on Managed Retreat. From a wide pool of applicants, five winners have been selected. The $7,500 awards go to:

  • The Bayou-Lowland to Inland-High Ground Consensus Building Dialogue Series in Louisiana: Workshops to support conversations between displaced and receiving communities.
  • Peer-to-Peer Learning among Four Low-Income, Historically Marginalized Coastal Communities in Texas/Florida/New York: Four communities learning to ask the question, “Is managed retreat right for us?”
  • Rewinding Conversations about Managed Retreat in New Hampshire: Using applied theater to help community members learn about managed retreat.
  • Rights, Resilience and Community-led Relocation in Alaska: Five Alaska Native communities working together to develop relocation guidelines.
  • A Process for Long-term Hazard Mitigation, Adaptation, and Managed Retreat in New Hampshire: A coastal town develops a process for determining when and where it should retreat.

The Climigration Network looks forward to seeing how these projects advance in the coming months.