EPA Announces Webcast Series on Climate Change Adaptation for State and Local Governments
The US Environmental Protection Agency is hosting this webcast series to assist local governments with climate change and clean energy efforts. These monthly webcasts will highlight EPA resources and present examples of successful state and local climate and energy programs and policies. The first webinar will be on Nov. 18th, from 2:00 to 3:30PM (EST):
"Climate Impacts and Risk Communication" will provide an introduction to adaptation by covering the impacts of climate change across different regions of the United States; the risk presented by these impacts; how climate adaptation differs from climate mitigation; and approaches to engaging various stakeholder groups, regardless of attitudes to climate change, and effectively communicating risk to build support for adaptation efforts in the common interest. A representative from a local government will discuss their experience working successfully with a range of stakeholders to promote adaptation within the community.