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Local Solutions Conference 2016

Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference

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The April 2016 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference, was a huge success, thanks to the engagement of participants from across the Eastern U.S.

This interactive, “how to” conference, convened by Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was designed to build capacity for local decision makers from throughout the Eastern United States (EPA Regions 1-4). Click here to view the conference keynotes and session presentations, and stay tuned for the 2018 Local Solutions climate preparedness convening.


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Keynote Speakers

Plenary speakers at the LOCAL SOLUTIONS conference include:

Joel Scheraga; Senior Adviser for Climate Adaptation at the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Deb Markowitz; Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont

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Upcoming Events


The Economics of Natural and Nature Based Coastal Adaptation

This workshop explores the differences between economic fact and fiction for resilience decision-making, and why these differences matter.
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Adapting Forested Watersheds to Climate Change Workshop

Two day workshop. Real-world examples of climate adaptation projects that work to meet landowner goals will be featured, and participants will engage in a variety of interactive activities to identify climate change issues and potential adaptation actions. Feedback from Day 2 will directly inform the continued development of the new Forests and Water Strategies and Approaches menu.
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Financing Climate Change Solutions

Although there is widespread agreement on the need for adapting to the changing climate, there is no clear consensus on how much it will cost, or how communities can pay for it. This webinar will address what the future holds for financial support for emergency preparedness and longer range adaptation planning.
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