Upcoming Events

Applications are now open for the 2024 Future Leaders Climate Summit, an annual gathering of young climate leaders hosted by the Future Leaders Climate Initiative and the Energy & Environment Program at the Aspen Institute, in partnership with the City of Miami Beach, Florida. 

Approximately 200 of the most diverse future leaders in the age range of 22-30 will be invited to convene in Miami Beach, FL from Saturday, March 9 to Monday, March 11 to discuss climate policy, innovation, communications, career development, and leadership. Applicants with an undergraduate degree or three years of experience related to climate change and sustainability issues are encouraged to apply. 

The goal of the Summit is to build momentum for greater climate action in every corner of the earth, beginning with Future Leaders. The Summit has been designed to create and foster collaborative, innovative, and creative conversations among a wide variety of thinkers and leaders across the climate space. Collective success in the climate crisis depends on a robust exchange of ideas – an exchange that will be fueled by a rich diversity of perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and opinions. To create this exchange, the Future Leaders Climate Summit is looking for diverse candidates, each who hold their own unique solutions to climate change, the greatest challenge of our time.

Applications close on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 3:00 am EST.

Applications and more information about the Future Leaders Climate Summit are available on the Aspen Institute website.

Sea Secrets Lecture Series – kicks off January 23, runs through April 9.

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science invites the South Florida community to join distinguished scientists and explorers at the edge of discovery for the 2024 Sea Secrets lecture series. The series will present speakers and topics relevant to today’s global challenges, from climate change to mapping the ocean floor, to understanding how marine protected areas can impact conservation efforts. The lectures are all in a format designed for the non-scientific community.

All lectures will be in person and offered via virtual link which can be found in the press release.

Two of the lectures are specifically about climate change – January 23, Kurt Shickman and April 9, Rosenstiel Professor of atmospheric sciences, Brian Soden.

The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.

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The Symposium on Flooding Adaptation - Spotlighting Solutions for Florida will be held October 28-31, 2024, in Kissimmee, Florida at the Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South.

Across the state, inland and coastal communities both large and small are taking bold steps to prepare for a wetter future. This convening of practitioners, researchers, advocates, and community stakeholders will focus on projects in Florida that demonstrate a paradigm shift in addressing flooding impacts on community design, ecosystem restoration, housing, and infrastructural development.

The goals of the symposium are:

  • Share project findings and learn how they address flooding impacts
  • Share successful approaches and lessons learned from a community perspective.
  • Promote interdisciplinary exchange of ideas.

During this conference, teams representing site-specific projects from across Florida’s diverse landscape will share their work, process, experiences, and results. In addition to providing participants with opportunities to cultivate new partnerships, this exchange of knowledge will result in the publication of an edited volume of case studies spotlighting solutions to flooding in Florida. A call for presentations will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

If your work focuses on any aspect of flooding adaptation, you should participate in this symposium! Join us and learn how Florida is adapting its built environment to not only survive, but to thrive in these new conditions.

Learn more on the web site: https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/flooding

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In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.

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