What Do Local Decision-Makers Need to Adapt to a Changing Climate: 2016 Local Solutions Report Findings
October 27th, 2016
- Abigail Abrash Walton, PhD – Co-Director, Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, Antioch University New England
- Melissa Deas, Institute Associate at the Georgetown Climate Center
- Joel D. Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Adaptation in the Office of the Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Moderator Alyssa Hall, US EPA New England
In this webinar, Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience released findings and recommendations from the 2016 Local Solutions Report: Identifying and meeting the needs of local communities adapting to climate change. The report coalesces and analyzes data from a range of original sources, including the Local Solutions Survey, participant evaluations of climate preparedness capacity-building programs, and community need statements to inform priorities for public policies, budget setting, private sector funding, investments, and action. This webinar provides a brief overview of the report findings and discussion of multiple approaches to overcoming barriers, based on insights from field-tested examples. In addition, specific state and federal approaches and programs are shared that assist communities to move forward with local climate resilience.