The Resilient MA Action Team (RMAT) Climate Resilience Design Standards and Guidelines project implements actions from the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan (SHMCAP) and proposes guidance for state-funded projects to climate resilience as a part of the Commonwealth’s capital planning.

A beta version of the Climate Resilience Design Standards Tool provides state-funded projects with a preliminary climate change exposure and risk rating; recommended climate resilience design standards for projects with physical assets; and, guidelines with best practices to support implementation.

Grounded in scientific methodology using available climate science data for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Resilient MA Action Team intends to enhance the design standards and guidelines over time to incorporate new science, additional or changing climate hazards, and ongoing stakeholder feedback.

About the Massachusetts Climate Change Clearinghouse

The Massachusetts Climate Change Clearinghouse (Resilient MA) is a gateway to data and information relevant to climate change adaptation and mitigation across the Commonwealth. It provides local climate change science and decision support tools for the Commonwealth to support decision-making that enhances climate resilience for local planners, practitioners, policy-makers, and the public.

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