LA SAFE: Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments

This solution addresses the problem that is coastal subsidence and land loss in coastal Louisiana for the people that live there as well as the nation who depend on Louisiana's critical industries

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Problem Description

Full implementation of the 2012 Coastal Master Plan would lead to a substantial reduction – but not elimination – of projected future risk. While the Coastal Master Plan relies on proven scientific methodology to curb, and in some cases reverse, environmental degradation – namely land loss, it can do so neither instantaneously nor completely. This policy framework, Louisiana SAFE, is intended to complement the Coastal Master Plan. With this plan, the state hopes to fill a resilience gap in that it articulates a development strategy combining the world class science behind the Coastal Master Plan with the community-building planning and policy techniques the state has honed over its decade-long post-Katrina recovery effort.

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Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals:

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Sustainable Development Goals
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