Climate Impact and Vulnerability Assessment for Columbus, Ohio

In 2015, the City of Columbus began work with city representatives and key city stakeholders to gather critical climate-related data and information to inform the development of the City’s Climate Preparedness Plan. This process involved working with the NOAA-funded Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments program (GLISA) to identify key climate changes for Columbus and an eight month long vulnerability and risk assessment process that involved over 90 participants. Other key partners in this process included The Ohio State University, the Natural Resource Defense Council, and the University of Michigan Climate Center.