National Climate Adaptation Summit to take place May 25-27 in Washington, DC
A National Climate
The Summit will be a three day event held in the WDC region on 25-27 May. The Summit will have keynotes and panels open to broader participation and webcasting, but the primary focus1 of the Summit will be on breakout sessions involving the invited participants. The Summit is not intended to debate what
- Needs. What incentives and barriers should be addressed to encourage and facilitate effective climate adaptation and vulnerability assessment (e.g., funding, policy, legal, regulatory, legislative, actuarial, infrastructure, building and other standards and codes, training, cultural, etc)? Of these, which are significant, which are urgent, and which, if altered, could provide the most substantial leverage?
- Knowledge. What knowledge (e.g., scientific, technical, information, tools, procedures, best practices, advice, etc) is needed by public and private decision makers (federal, state, local, etc) to adapt to climate change and assess vulnerability? How do we assure this knowledge is responsive to their needs, actionable, and effectively used?
- Roles. Who should provide this knowledge and leadership, how should it be delivered, and how should these providers be related to one another? What organizations, structures, and mechanisms might be needed for effectively communicating knowledge to action and vice versa?