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Building Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change

June 3, 2013 - 11:30am - 1:00pmRegistration Closed
 Global climate is changing and this change is apparent across a wide range of observations. The climate is projected to continue to change over this century and beyond, which is expected to result in increased temperatures, unpredictable precipitation changes, expansive drought, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. The changes will affect our energy, agriculture, land use, water supplies, ocean and marine resources and more. EPA recently released a public-review draft of its new Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Its goal is to ensure the Agency continues to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment even as the climate changes. A central element of EPA's efforts to adapt to a changing climate is to strengthen the adaptive capacity of its own staff and its partners across the country. The Agency will work with its state, tribal and local partners and will strive to ensure that to the greatest extent possible, their human health and environmental protection programs become more resilient as the climate changes. EPA's focus on climate adaptation is part of a larger federal effort to promote a healthy and prosperous nation that is resilient to a changing climate. In this webinar participants will hear from the EPA about their Plan and partnerships, and from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community about how their plans and actions related to climate change adaptation fit into the plan, and how the plan might affect other states, tribes and communities.
 
 Moderator: Susan Moore, Extension Associate Professor and Director, Forestry & Environmental Outreach Program, NC State University
 
 
 
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 Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
 EPA's Climate Change Adaptation Plan: Partnerships to build a healthy and prosperous nation resilient to climate change
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (24 minutes, 16.0 MB)
 

EPA recently released a public-review draft of its new Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Its goal is to ensure the Agency continues to fulfill its mission of protecting human health and the environment even as the climate changes. A central element of EPA's efforts to adapt to a changing climate is to strengthen the adaptive capacity of its own staff and its partners across the country. The Agency will work with its state, tribal and local partners and will strive to ensure that to the greatest extent possible, their human health and environmental protection programs become more resilient as the climate changes. EPA's focus on climate adaptation is part of a larger federal effort to promote a healthy and prosperous nation that is resilient to a changing climate.

 
 Kathy Baskin, Director of Water Policy, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
 Integrating climate change adaptation into state water planning and policy
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (20 minutes, 13.0 MB)
 
 Ed Knight, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
 Impacts of EPA's Climate Adaptation Plan on Tribal Environmental Objectives and Traditions
 Presentation: Slides MP4 File (23 minutes, 14.1 MB)
 
 Question & Answer Recording: MP4 File (18 minutes, 10.0 MB)


    Contact:
    Phone: 919-515-3184
    Email: susan_moore@ncsu.edu, james_mccarter@ncsu.edu
    Website/Webinar:
info@climate-adaptation-symposium.org