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June 24, 2024
Conceptual plans for low-lying roads

This spring, Cape Cod Commission staff completed the Low-Lying Roads project, identifying priority low-lying roadway segments susceptible to coastal storm flooding and preparing conceptual improvements for prioritized locations in all 15 Cape Cod towns.

May 23, 2024
2024 Cape Cod Climate Ambassador Program concludes

Thirteen Cape Cod high school students are now better prepared to combat climate change after completing the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program, an initiative to educate, engage, and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to address the challenges of climate change.

February 27, 2024
Protecting Cape Cod’s vulnerable roadway network

The Cape Cod Commission’s Low-Lying Roads project is coming to a close this year. Since it was initiated in 2022, the project has identified roadways in the region most vulnerable to flooding from the combined effects of sea level rise and storm surge. Commission staff and contractor Woods Hole Group, working individually with each town, prioritized roads using a combination of state-of-the-art modeling and community engagement.     

January 12, 2024
2024 Climate Ambassadors cohort to begin this month

The fourth cohort of the Cape Cod Commission’s Climate Ambassador Program will begin on January 31, 2024. Sixteen students representing six Cape Cod school districts have been selected to participate in this year's program. The participants have identified interests in all facets of climate change including education, policy and politics, local issues, and how to use art to convey climate-related concepts.

December 21, 2023
Strategies to strengthen the region’s vulnerable roadways

In 2021, the Commission began work on the Low-Lying Roads Project, an effort to assess and analyze the region’s low-lying roads and to devise solutions that towns can implement to increase their resiliency in the face of increased climate impacts. The project will be complete in 2024, with vulnerable roads identified and solutions presented in all 15 Cape Cod towns.

December 21, 2023
MVP planning grant program launches version 2.0

A new version of the state’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program is now available to towns statewide.


Posted in Newsletter, Climate
December 21, 2023
A zero-emission future for Cape Cod’s public transit system

The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority is embarking upon an effort to electrify its fleet. A comprehensive study conducted by Hatch Associates Consultants maps out a 12-year electrification plan that could significantly reduce the fleet's greenhouse gas emissions.

November 30, 2023
Applications open for 2024 session of Cape Cod Climate Ambassador Program

The Cape Cod Commission is pleased to invite Cape and Islands students in grades 9-12 to apply for the Climate Ambassador Program. The Program is an initiative to educate, engage, and empower young people on Cape Cod to work together to combat the impacts of climate change. Applications are due by midnight on December 22, 2023.

Posted in Press Releases, Climate
October 27, 2023
Designing and Regulating for Resiliency

Cape Cod is increasingly vulnerable to the effects of sea level rise and storm surge and must prepare for the impact of more frequent and stronger storms. The Cape Cod Commission’s work includes tools and strategies to adapt to sea level rise and to increase the resilience of built, natural, and community systems.

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Posted in Newsletter, Climate
September 8, 2023
Cape Cod Commission develops flood area design guidelines

The Cape Cod Commission has developed flood area design guidelines for Cape Cod that outline strategies for reducing or eliminating hazards from sea level rise and storm surge while protecting the region’s distinct character and historic resources

Posted in Press Releases, Climate
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