North Carolina State University, in cooperation with EPA's Office of Strategic Environmental Management, will host a virtual Symposium on climate change adaptation for states, tribes and local governments to be offered in a series of twelve on-line sessions. The series will bring together tribal, state and local stakeholders, EPA representatives, and experts from a variety of sectors to consider the impact of EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan on implementation of federal environmental programs, and to present case studies, tools and solutions to some of the most pressing climate change adaptation challenges.
Individual webinars are stand-alone educational opportunities for governments, planners and policy makers, and participants can attend one or more webinars as meets their particular needs. Participants will obtain the most current knowledge and information applicable to states, tribes and communities on adaptation practice and implementation to build community resiliency.
The opening webinar will be held from 11:30am-1:00pm EDT on Monday, June 3, 2013, and will introduce the EPA’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan and what it means for states and tribes in implementing their own plans. Additional webinars will take place later that day as well as June 4, 10, 11 and 12.
Other sessions include Planning for Sea Level Rise; Water, Communities & Planning; Air Quality & Health Impacts of Climate Change; Achieving Resiliency to Drought; Tribal Climate Adaptation; Emergency Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation; Risk Management and Insurance Strategies; Adaptation and Equity for Vulnerable Populations; Decision Support Tools Café; Successful Response to Coastal Adaptation Challenges; and Climate Adaptation: The Way Forward. All webinars will allow for interactive Q&A with the presenters.
Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies is hosting the 2nd Annual Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change.
As a follow up to our successful 2012 Sea Level Rise Summit, held at the Boca Raton Marriott, this year’s Summit is in partnership with the 2013 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s Subtropical Cities Conference: Braving a New World: Design Interventions for Changing Climates.
The Sea Level Rise Summit 2013 will be held October 16th & 17th in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District and within walking distance of the many exciting events set to take place. Focusing on the economy and built environment, this year’s Summit will address the issues that public and private sector professionals face in adapting to sea level rise and other climate change related impacts. Local, national and international experts will demonstrate best practices and state of the art research focusing on the needs of architects, planners, landscape architects and engineers as well as those in the insurance, reinsurance, finance and real estate industries.