Using assessment products and tools to inform local adaptation and resilience

Using assessment products and tools to inform local adaptation and resilience

Organizer: 
Tess Carter
US Global Change Research Program
Time Slot: 
Tuesday 11:10am - Concurrent Session 1
Session Type: 
Symposium (Individual Presentations)
Abstract: 

How do we connect science assessments, especially national-level ones, to applications at the state and local scale? How have and can assessment products and tools from the US Global Research Program (USGCRP) and other federal resources and initiatives inform local adaptation and resilience-building efforts? This symposium pairs speakers from the US Global Change Research Program with state and local practitioners working on adaptation and resilience. Presenters will discuss existing assessment products and tools (e.g., National Climate Assessment, Climate Resilience Toolkit, the Climate Data Initiative, the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness, and other ongoing USGCRP resilience activities) and materials, programs, and resources currently under development that are particularly relevant for local concerns. Panelists will also address how local-scale groups are using federally-produced assessment products, and how local needs can be better integrated into the planning and development of products and processes. This symposium will end with a panel discussion on how communities working on adaptation and resilience efforts at all scales can integrate assessment products into actual implementation and successful use on the ground.

Focal Topics: 

Presentations

US Global Change Research Program: the National Climate Assessment and much more
Tess Carter, US Global Change Research Program Contractor
Ongoing federal adaptation and resilience efforts
Sarah Zerbonne, US Global Change Research Program Contractor
Regional Climate Resilience: Policy, Planning, and Action in SE Florida
Jennifer Jurado, Broward County