Climate Change Resilience: Helping your members incorporate climate change risks into their work
Communities around the nation are feeling the impacts of climate change first hand. As these impacts become more prevalent, local leaders often find themselves ill equipped to plan for an uncertain future. Climate change presents a new threat to communities, creating a need for new approaches to community planning. If your organization is looking to provide accurate information and effective tools to your members so that they can move forward confidently with efforts to build local resiliency, we invite you to consider offering this webinar series on climate change resilience.
In this webinar series, we bring together some of the nation’s leading scientists and practitioners to share their lessons learned, from communicating the science to developing successful adaptation strategies.
This introductory series, intended for planning professionals, community managers, and local leaders, provides:
- An introduction to the science of climate change, specific to the needs of local decision makers
- Discussion of impacts and vulnerabilities that need to be considered as they relate to infrastructure, natural systems, economy, human health, emergency services, and cultural resources.
- Guidance on how to communicate about climate change in different settings
- Introduction to new frameworks for developing community resilience strategies
- Tools for communicating, planning, and implementing solutions at the local level, including sample RFPs and how-to guides
Designed for beginners as well as those with adaptation experience, this professional webinar series delves into the complexity of the issue while giving participants effective tools that work in the real world.