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The National Adaptation Forum webinar series provides an opportunity for the Adaptation Community to exchange ideas, provide moral support, and brainstorm adaptation innovations on a more regular basis. Each webinar highlights a practitioner or group of practitioners to share their efforts with the community, and get input from the community where they need help.
 
Contact us if you would like to present your work, want further information on sessions you attended during the National Adaptation Forum, or have great ideas on topics for us to discuss during the series!
 

Summer 2018: Building Climate Resilience by Connecting to Health

Date: September 6, 2018

Overview: Climate change has been called the greatest 21st century threat to public health. Health departments from around the country, concerned about the negative health impacts of climate change, are engaging communities and professionals from other disciplines to implement adaptation strategies and increase community resiliency.

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Spring 2018: Climate Equity is Climate- Smart

Date: April 18, 2018

Overview: Climate change impacts all of us. However, low-income communities and communities of color are often hurt first and worst. In these communities, climate change is a complicating environmental challenge stacked on top of histories of pollution, disinvestment, and discrimination.

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Date: December 5, 2017 

Overview: hear from the creators and early users of the new Commission for Environmental Cooperation North American Marine Protected Area Rapid Vulnerability Assessment Tool. This tool designed in a collaborative process that included EcoAdapt, the Commission on Environmental Cooperation and west coast of North America marine protected area managers and scientists. The tool was designed to help marine protected area managers evaluate the implications of climate change for the habitats of their sites. The tool, available in English and Spanish, has three parts (a user guide, a set of blank worksheets, and a booklet containing sample completed worksheets), which used together allow marine protected area managers conduct a rapid vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategy development process. 

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Late Spring 2017: 100 Days of the New Administration

Date: April 26, 2017

Overview: adaptation over the past 100 days. We will discuss the implications of and actions during the first 100 days of the new federal administration, as well as activities in the San Francisco Bay area around the 2016 passage and development of Measure AA, which includes funding for climate change adaptation in that region.

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Spring 2017: Rolling Up Our Sleeves Together: Building an Inclusive and Impactful Adaptation Movement

When: March 1, 2017

Overview: From decisions on Standing Rock to proposed changes at EPA, climate change conversations have shifted at the federal level, yet climate justice leaders have weathered the storm of these challenges and continue to advocate for climate justice. In 2017, strengthening equitable climate change solutions at the local, regional and state level is even more critical to climate equity and justice communities. Over several years we have built coalitions and partnerships to address a changing climate. That is even more important today! We need to continue deepening our relationships and foraging ahead to develop equitable adaptation solutions that benefit our communities and environment. As we prepare for the 2017 National Adaptation Forum what role can the National Adaptation Forum play for the broader climate adaptation movement? What ways can we build cross-sectorial partnerships to for local, regional and state level adaptation wins? What barriers need to be broken and opportunities awakened to harness the momentum before, during, and after National Adaptation Forum? Join us in a conversation among social justice practitioners and adaptation leaders who lead with equitable solutions in their work.

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Winter 2016: All Adaptation is Local: Will Changes in DC Affect the Adaptation Movement?

When: December 13, 2016 11:30 AM ET/ 8:30 AM PT

Overview: Over the past decade adaptation has been burgeoning in the United States. While the federal agencies have been part of this for the past several years, they have not always been the primary leaders. What are non-federal entities aiming to do in light of the changes expected in DC? Will their course change or be unaltered?

This is the thirteenth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Fall 2016: Climate Change and Resilience within Remediation: Environmental Agencies’ Perspectives

When: November 15, 2016 11:30 AM ET/ 8:30 AM PT

Overview: This webinar is offered as part of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar series and hosted by U.S. Sustainable Remediation Forum (http://www.sustainableremediation.org/), EcoAdapt, and the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org). It will examine climate change and resilience within remediation of contaminated lands. This webinar will feature highlights of the programs being implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State Of Massachusetts. We will also discuss progress in SURF’s 2016 research initiative on this timely topic.

This is the twelth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Summer 2016: Climate Change And Resilience Within Sustainable Remediation

When: July 27, 2016 11:30 AM ET/ 8:30 AM PT

Overview: This webinar is offered as part of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar series and hosted by U.S. Sustainable Remediation Forum (http://www.sustainableremediation.org/), EcoAdapt, and the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKEx.org). It will feature highlights of the recent Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) conference on Climate Change and Resilience within Remediation, including a comprehensive overview of challenges and opportunities, with a focus on the legal and insurance implications. We will also introduce the new SURF US Technical Initiative that will evaluate the necessary planning, research and activities to ensure the long term sustainability of site remediation, and examine the benefits of rehabilitated land to strengthen community and ecosystem resilience.

This is the eleventh installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Summer 2016: The State of Climate Change Adaptation in Water Resources of the Southeast United States and U.S. Caribbean

When: June 22, 2016 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: Learn about climate adaptation activities in the Southeast United States, focusing on water resources in 11 states in the Southeast including- Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Arkansas, and Florida - as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This is the eleventh installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Spring 2016: Holistic Adaptation and Equity Approaches that Engage Communities

When: April 26, 2016 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: Local, regional, state and national planning and implementation efforts could better use equity approaches that benefit the diverse needs of low-income and the most vulnerable communities. While we plan for the National Adaptation Forum and other forums, how do we better include equity perspectives, strategies and leaders to further advance the climate adaptation field? What are some of the strategies and practices that city planners, CBO’s, funders and others are doing to build a more diverse and equitable climate adaptation field?  

This is the tenth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Winter 2016: Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Adaptation Planning

When: March 23, 2016 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: Join us for the quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about the importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in climate adaptation planning. TEK is knowledge handed down through generations through traditional stories and beliefs, including the relationship with the natural environment. This webinar will focus on the importance and role of TEK in adaptation planning at local, regional, and national level.

This is the ninth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Fall 2015: Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

When: September 30, 2015 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: Join us for a quarterly National Adaptation Forum Webinar to learn about climate adaptation evaluation and monitoring examples in the field. EcoAdapt's Adaptation Ladder of Engagement helps you assess your "State of Adaptation" to determine what you could be doing improve your efforts to address climate change. One of the critical steps in the ladder is evaluation. Practitioners in the field are looking at ways to integrate monitoring and evaluation into their work to determine what is working and what is not working. Join our panelists Rachel Gregg (Lead Scientist, EcoAdapt), Anne Carlson (Climate Associate, The Wilderness Society), and Mallory Morgan (Climate Fellow, San Diego Foundation) to learn about examples of climate adaptation adaptation evaluation and monitoring efforts in the field. 

This is the eighth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.

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Spring 2015: Live from the National Adaptation Forum

When: May 14, 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT

Overview: Join fellow adaptation vanguard members LIVE from the National Adaptation Forum and hear about innovative solutions and adaptation best practices. This webinar will provide you with a recap on the thoughts, themes, and solutions participants discussed during the National Adaptation Forum on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning for adaptation action. There will also be opportunity for Q&A, so please have your questions ready!

This is the seventh installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE

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Winter 2015: Ensuring Social Equity in Preparing for Climate Change

When: February 12, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview:  Climate change is impacting communities of color disproportionately. To respond to these challenges, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Environmental and Climate Justice Program is working to educate communities on adapting to climate change. Jacqui Patterson, Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, discusses her work on equity indicators and applications. Branden Johnson, President of the NAACP Longview Chapter, Vik Verma, Chair of the Safe Inviting Green Neighborhoods (SIGNS) Initiative, and Katherine Egland, NAACP Board Environmental and Climate Justice Committee Chair, also discuss how these innovative indicators are being applied in the planning of newly formed Eco-Districts in Longview, TX and Gulfport, MS.

This is the sixth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.

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Fall 2014: Out of Town, Not Out of Trouble: Small Agriculture and Indigenous Communities

When: November 20th, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: This two-part webinar raises issues for small agriculture and Indigenous Community/Tribal adaptation with people and groups who are potential collaborators.

Becoming Unconventional: Small Agriculture Adaptation Issues, John Wiener, Ph.D., Research Associate, Program on Environment and Society, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Moving Adaptation Forward: Diverse Knowledges and Partnerships, Creating Opportunities for Capacity Building and Adaptation Solutions, Julie Maldonado, Ph.D. Lead Author, U.S. National Climate Assessment; Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, American University.

This is the fifth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.

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Summer 2014: Live from the California Adaptation Forum

When: August 21st, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: The Local Government Commission and the State of California are organizing the first California Adaptation Forum in the state capital, to be held August 19 – 20, 2014. This two-day forum will build off 2013's successful National Adaptation Forum in Colorado. The attendance of many California leaders there underscored the need for a California-focused event, which will be held every other year to complement the biennial national forum. If you cannot make it to the California Adaptation Forum, this webinar will provide you with a recap on the thoughts, themes, and solutions participants discussed.

This is the fourth installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and hosted by CAKE.

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Spring 2014: Adaptation in the City

When: May 22nd, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview: This webinar will focus on how cities and communities might best respond to the complexities of a changing climate and how to best adapt to the on-the-ground issues. The webinar will focus on how two communities in Detroit and Brooklyn have been able to promote community adaptation.

This is the third installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt, the National Wildlife Federation, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, and Uprose, and hosted by CAKE.

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Winter 2014: Safeguarding California: A State's Updated Adaptation Plan

When: February 20th, 1:00 PM ET/10:00 AM PT

Overview:  The California Natural Resources Agency, in coordination with other state agencies, is updating the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. The draft Safeguarding California Plan augments previously identified strategies in light of advances in climate science and risk amanagement options. Join this webinar to learn what California and other jurisdictions are doing as they develop adaptation plans!

This is the second installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, and hosted by CAKE.

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Fall 2013: Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation

When: November 21st 1:00 PM ET 

Overview: Cities and communities are confronted with planning and implementing climate adaptation with very few resources available to help pay for the help they need, particularly during these difficult economic times. Adaptation funding is competing against already limited funding for schools, police, and libraries for scarce local resources. So, while adaptation is a responsible long-term investment for communities, it is usually very difficult to secure adequate funding for planning and implementation. This webinar will focus on identifying existing adaptation funding streams and using existing resources and mandates to implement adaptation. 

This is the first installment of the National Adaptation Forum Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and Georgetown Law Center, and hosted by CAKE.

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