Following the Obama administration’s recent release of the National Climate Assessment, which predicts exacerbated climate impacts throughout the century, the University of Michigan is holding a three-day Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region conference to discuss the NCA, expected climate impacts across the Great Lakes region, and climate-adaptation efforts needed to address those changes.
Tuesday, June 24 events are free and open to the public and will take place in the Kahn Auditorium of the Biomedical Science Research Building, 109 Zina Pitcher Place, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. To register for the June 24 events only, please use the registration links above. Events will include:
- 2 - 3:30 pm: National Climate Assessment panel during which panelists will discuss the release of the most recent National Climate Assessment report and will speak to specific chapters that they were involved with. Panelists will address the process involved, emerging themes, and what the report’s implications are for the Great Lakes Region and its practitioners.
- 4 - 5 pm: Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region panel during which panelists will discuss what climate change means across the Great Lakes region and for specific sectors. Following the panel there will be an opportunity for discussion on what these changes mean for practitioners and how the research and service community can best serve practitioner needs.
- 5 - 6 pm: Keynote Address by Joyce Coffee, Managing Director at the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index. Talk title: "Adaptation Implementation: Efforts to parlay research into action in three sectors: Examining collateral benefits, the business case and social questions as drivers for adaptation platforms."
These events are part of a larger Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region Conference being held at the University of Michigan, June 24-26. Space is limited. Other conference events are for registered conference participants only. A full agenda and registration information for the entire conference is available at the conference home page.