Managed Retreat Toolkit

Crosscutting Policy Considerations

Although the specific form of managed retreat strategies will vary based on local need and context, coastal governments and communities will nonetheless face many of the same issues, such as funding, impacts on coastal ecosystems, community engagement and equity, and the challenges for “receiving” communities (those that take in others moving away from coasts and other flood-prone areas). Building on the policy tradeoffs analyzed for each tool, this section presents four “crosscutting” policy considerations that will affect the development of most, if not all, managed retreat strategies that follow a comprehensive approach.

This section provides a deeper dive into the following four topics.

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