The New Climate Adaptation Leadership Series

by Arturo Herrera on April 25, 2018

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Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, is hosting a new five-webinar series — “Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series”.

The series will introduce participants to climate change adaptation leaders working in policy, innovation and technology, and climate justice and social equity from across various scales of government and sectors. These experts will share cutting-edge examples of how they are putting effective, equitable and ethical climate adaptation into practice. Participants will come away with:

1. A better understanding of why and how to act now to adapt to climate change.

2. An appreciation for the role of leadership in accelerating climate change adaptation action.

3. Increased knowledge of what constitutes holistic climate resilience, and how various sectors of society are contributing to that resilience.

Webinar 1: Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level – Delivered on April 16, 2018

This was the first webinar in the new series and focused on climate policy. Panelists included Michael McCormick, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and Guy Williams, on the Detroit Climate Action Plan. This session was moderated by Elizabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice at the Arizona State University’s Center for Science, Policy & Outcomes and a Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

Click here for the powerpoint presentation


Webinar 2: Innovations in Climate Solutions – May 16, 2018

To take the action needed to thrive in a climate-changed future, we need to design, develop, and implement a host of innovative technologies and processes. Successful climate solutions innovation will require cross-sector collaboration between producers and users, and an accelerated pace of technological innovation,

scaling, and transfer. In this webinar, hear from leaders who are pushing the limits of technology and process innovation to further climate action. More about the webinar …(link to the landing page)

Registration is open: Register Here.

Webinar 3: Movement & Field Building – Climate Justice & Adaptation June 11 (Tentative Date)

The costs of taking climate action and the benefits of resilience-building must be equitably shared. We can use climate action to minimize harm, maximize options, and build power for oppressed and underrepresented people and communities. In this webinar, hear from champions of climate justice who are ensuring that adaptation action creates adaptation equity.

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Webinars 4 and 5 – In Planning.


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