• Amanda Brennan posted an update in the group Group logo of Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of PracticeSoutheast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice 6 years, 7 months ago

    You’re Invited! to a Southeast Climate Adaptation Working Group Session at the upcoming National Adaptation Forum, to be held May 12-14, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

    Working group co-organizers are reaching out to partners and stakeholders to share information about this accepted session and invite participation.

    Working group description: The Southeastern United States (including the Caribbean) is a diverse landscape of natural and built systems, people, and organizations that faces a number of climate adaptation challenges and opportunities. A working group will convene organizations and partners from throughout the region to share existing and proposed adaptation projects that focus on decision-centered science to address climate impacts.

    The 2 1/2 hour session will be organized to allow for presentations during the 1st hour, so that participants are able to learn about one another’s work. The 2nd half of the session will be used for facilitated discussion among the group.

    Planned outcomes include:
    • Southeastern U.S. adaptation-specific map of resources, projects, and people that can live on multiple sites, including regional partners and national databases such as the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE).
    • Commitment for post-conference collaboration among and between regional groups.
    • A white paper featuring recommendations on working group findings as well as recommendations for mechanisms for the integration of science and decision making to advance climate adaptation.
    • Identification of strategies to support a community of adaptation practitioners to share efforts and lessons learned in the region.

    If you plan to attend the National Adaptation Forum, we hope you will join us for this working group session. The agenda has not been confirmed, so we do not have an exact date and time for the session yet. Keep an eye out on the Forum website (www.nationaladaptationforum.org) for more information.

    If you are interested in participating, to include presentation of your agency or organization’s climate adaptation work in the region, please feel free to contact me at abrennan@sc.edu.

    Co-organizers for this session include:
    * CISA (Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments
    * EcoAdapt (NAF host)
    * NC Sea Grant
    * RTI International
    * SC Sea Grant Consortium
    * South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
    * Southeast Climate Adaptation Strategy
    * Southeast Climate Consortium
    * Southeast Climate Science Center
    * University of North Carolina, Institute for the Environment
    * USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub
    May 12-14, 2015 – St. Louis, Missouri

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