Other Events

Join the ACLS 2020 LIVE ONLINE every Thursday in August from 2:00 - 5:00 pm ET. You only need to register once for all four events: August 6, 13, 20, and 27.

In an effort to prioritize peoples’ health, safety and well-being the American Climate Leadership Summit 2020 (ACLS 2020) will now be a 100% virtual live event! Join us each Thursday during the month of August for a three-hour webcast series featuring thought provoking topics and speakers in an engaging and interactive online experience. This shift gives us an opportunity to greatly expand the diversity of topics, speakers and participants while reducing our carbon footprint.Join to hear from the audience and leaders focused on raising awareness, understanding and action on climate change in America.

DAY 1: August 6
Our Future is Now Grounding Ourselves: Our Times, Our Call to Action Session I: Setting the Stage: Where We’re At, Where We Need to Go on Climate Session II: Start with People: Americans and Climate Culture, Ambition, Politics, Ethics Session III: Uncharted Waters: Climate Justice Amidst Compound Crises Session IV: Climate Scholars: Reporting From The Front Lines

DAY 2: August 13
Driving Change Session V: Multi-Solving: Pandemic, Economy, Racism, Climate Change Session VI: Driving Change: Health Session VII: Driving Change: Our Resilience and Faith Session VIII: Driving Change: Communities Session IX: Driving Change: Youth

DAY 3: August 20
Getting to The Future We Want Session X: Getting to Global Restoration, Challenging the Assumptions Session XI: Manifesting Ambitious Vision Session XII: Restoring Our Urban, Oceans, Forests, Farms Session XIII: Getting to a Just Future: Addressing Climate Disparities

DAY 4: August 27
Catalyzing Climate Action Session XIV: The Politics of Climate Change Session XV: Climate as a Voting Issue (Polls, Motivations) Session XVI: Advocacy in Action: ACLA Celebration Session XVII: The Next 60 days

To see full agenda details including session descriptions and confirmed speakers visit ecoamerica.cvent.com.

In consideration of the hardships of the pandemic and economic contraction, attendance at ACLS 2020 will be on a pay-what-you-can basis. However, they are asking attendees to voluntarily contribute at any of the following suggested levels:

  1. Custom pay-what-you-can option $0 – Our no-judgement, current-state-of-the-world option
  2. $50 – Our student-rate $125 – Covering 50% of the cost of your attendance
  3. $250 – Fully covering your attendance
  4. $1,000 – Covering the full cost of you +3 others to attend

Note: Recordings from each week’s ACLS Live Online will be posted each Monday in August starting on August 10th.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) for the Fiscal Year 2020 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program and the new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) pre-disaster mitigation grant program. The BRIC Program will support states, local communities, tribes and territories as they undertake hazard mitigation projects, reducing the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. BRIC is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program that replaces the existing Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.

This year there is $660 million available for the FMA and BRIC programs combined. There is $160 million available in funding for FMA and $500 million for BRIC. The application period opens on September 30, 2020.

FEMA will offer a webinar on the FY20 NOFOs for prospective applicants. This webinar will be offered three times: Tuesday, August 18 at 2:00 pm ET; Thursday, August 20 at 2:00 pm ET, and Tuesday, August 25 at 2:00 pm ET. There will also be a webinar on "Avoiding Application Pitfalls" that will be offered September 1 at 2:00 pm ET and again on September 2 at 2:00 pm ET.

Visit the FEMA webpage to register for a webinar. For more information on the funding opportunities, go to: https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation/fy2020-nofo

The theme of the 2020 Gulf Coast Land Conservation Conference is Why Land Conservation Matters. As the country faces unprecedented challenges, land trusts are re-examining their roles in creating healthier, more sustainable communities. Join us for this virtual gathering and learn more about the importance protecting land, and get access to the tools and resources to respond to this moment. This year’s conference offers thought-provoking speakers on effective partnerships, innovative funding strategies, and new tools and technology.

Visit the conference webpage to view the agenda, register, and become a conference sponsor.


This virtual workshop will bring together atmospheric chemistry and health research communities, managers, and decision makers to discuss knowledge and needs surrounding how wildfire effluent affects air quality and human health. Interdisciplinary sessions will allow for exploration of opportunities to better bridge these communities, to advance the science and improve the production and exchange of information. 

A detailed agenda and registration information is forthcoming.

For more information, go to: https://www.nationalacademies.org/event/09-23-2020/wildland-fires-towards-improved-understanding-and-forecasting-of-air-quality-impacts-a-workshop

Join us online for the 14th International Conference on Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA14). It’s the chance to meet fellow practitioners, listen to local perspectives and share experiences of effective solutions for building resilience to climate change. CBA14 will take place online from 21-25 September 2020, and during the weeks leading up to this event, our online CBA conference platform will create fantastic opportunities to meet and network with other practitioners, catch up on the latest ideas and hear about activities on the ground that are working to put people at the centre of adaptation. Five key themes will be addressed in this year's conference: 1) climate finance, 2) adaptation technology, 3) responsive policy, 4) nature-based solutions, and 5) youth stream.

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.iied.org/cba14-local-solutions-global-action.

The National Conference, “2020 Vision for Our Coasts: Navigating Stormy Times,” will reflect how beach and coastal communities are dealing with the unique challenges presented this yearby the coronavirus pandemic, but will also look at how coastlines and communities can be resilient to current and future physical and economic challenges. Topics covered at the conference will include coastal and beach science, engineering, processes, policy and management. This year, we will also include how beach communities, beach managers and tourism officials are dealing with COVID-19, and any lessons learned from managing a beach in a pandemic.

Submit abstracts for online poster presentation until August 21st.

For more information and to register, go to: https://asbpa.org/conferences/

Presented by the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group of the National Integrated Drought Information System

Please join us for a free monthly webinar series beginning in November that will explore current research and applications on drought impacts. Understanding impacts helps planners, decision makers and resource managers reduce vulnerability to future droughts. The webinars, which start Nov. 6, 2013, are on Wednesdays, beginning at 1 p.m. Central time. Each will include:
  • a focus on a specific effort to document drought impacts and the use of this information in decision-making
  • discussion of NIDIS’ role in the emerging Impacts Community of Practice
  • a chance to ask questions via chat
  • other interactive elements.
The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network Webinar Series highlights key tools and tool use case studies to help practitioners learn about tools quickly and determine their suitability for specific EBM projects. Webinars are held 1-3 times per month and typically last 1 hour.

Brought to you by The NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), US National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).

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.

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative is happy to announce the first webinar in the webinar/workshop series "Standardizing Sea-Level Scenarios for Gulf of Mexico Projects."

Very often projects involving sea-level rise start out with the same question - how much sea-level rise and by when? Often the processes of determining which scenarios takes a great deal of time. Additionally, different projects settle on different scenarios making it difficult to compare results between projects. The Cooperative partners have identified addressing this issue as a priority goal for 2016.

The Cooperative would like to invite experts in SLR and those who frequently work on SLR projects in the Gulf to come to collaborate in identifying recommended scenarios. The goal is a suite of recommended scenarios for use across a variety of projects as well as a brief user guide to encourage its use on the Gulf Coast.

This process will take time and instead of dealing with such a large issue with such a large group in one meeting, we are planning a series of webinars and workshops. The first webinar will happen on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. CST, and it will be a background/kick-off webinar addressing the series goals and outlining national, regional and local scenarios.

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.