THE GULF COAST case study includes counties surrounding the Texas and Louisiana border, a region that contributes substantially to American oil and gas production in the US and its related petrochemical and chemicals’ industries.

Texas alone is home to 37% of total US crude oil production, 24% total natural gas production, in addition to the most installed wind energy. This region will experience adverse effects due to climate change and potentially experience an economic downturn if decarbonization plans are not designed with economic resilience in mind. Climate change will pose high water stress that will affect agriculture and impact oil and gas production. Rising global temperatures will also increase hurricane and tornado risks. Economic and climate impacts will vary depending on region, but its distributed, unique strengths are accessible to solve such challenges.

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