The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) supports:
- Government policies that encourage anticipation of and preparation for impacts of climate change on the built environment.
- Revisions to engineering design standards, codes, regulations, and associated laws that strengthen the sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure at high risk of being affected by climate change.
- Research, development, and demonstration to advance recommended civil engineering practices and standards to effectively address climate change impacts.
- Cooperative research among engineers and climate, weather, and life scientists to gain a better understanding of the magnitudes and consequences of future extremes.
- Informing practicing engineers, project stakeholders, policy-makers, and decision-makers about the uncertainty in predicting future climate and the reasons for the uncertainty.
- Developing a new paradigm for engineering practice in a world in which climate is changing but the extent and time of local impacts cannot be projected with a high degree of certainty.
- Identifying critical infrastructure that is most threatened by changing climate in a given region and informing decision-makers and the public.
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