Thursday, March 28, 2013
On April 2, the National Climate Assessment will be hosting a discussion session for attendees of the National Adaptation Forum in Denver, CO. The session will focus on using the National Climate Assessment in planning and management for adaptation. We invite all NAF attendees to join us for the session!
Climate Assessment for Adaptation: Using the National Climate Assessment in Planning and Management
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Location: Denver Marriott City Center, Ballroom F
- Susi Moser, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
- Jim Buizer, University of Arizona
- Paul Fleming, Seattle Public Utilities
- Gregg Garfin, University of Arizona
- Amy Luers, Skoll Global Threats Fund
Moderated by Kathy Jacobs, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and Director, National Climate Assessment
- Presentations by the director and authors of the draft Third National Climate Assessment (NCA)
- Focus: ideas for supporting adaptation through sustained assessment processes
- 5:00 – 5:40: an overview on the NCA process and draft conclusions
- 5:40 – 6:30: discussion of options under consideration for the sustained assessment process, and an opportunity for input from the adaptation community
Background: An NCA report is required to be produced by the government at least every four years. The draft released on January 14 is the most comprehensive assessment of climate impacts and vulnerabilities in regions and sectors ever completed within the U.S. It includes assessments of the state of adaptation, mitigation and decision support, and suggests a vision for a sustained assessment process. The production of the report involved a major engagement effort—with explicit consideration of adaptation—by 30 author teams and a 60 member advisory committee.
The draft report is open for public comment until April 12 at http://www.ncadac.globalchange.gov.