Washington DC (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
The Security and Sustainability Forum announces the next session, “National Climate Assessment Findings,” co-produced with Second Nature, in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability USA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, Sustainable Cities International, America’s Waterways, and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals. This first session in the National Climate Assessment (NCA) series will take place February 20th, 12:00-1:30pm EST.
In January, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) released the draft of the NCA, a climate status report based on the best available science, assembled out of a collaborative effort from hundreds of academic, government, non-profit, and private sector experts. The USGCRP will accept public comments on the draft until April 12 before revising and publishing the final report.
The NCA strives to connect the effects of climate change across sectors and regions in a systems approach. Latter chapters call for overall strengthening of national greenhouse gas mitigation, provide support to encourage collaborative decision making processes, and encourage locally appropriate adaptation approaches. Join us throughout the series to explore the findings, implications, suggestions, and revisions of the NCA. On Wednesday, we begin by discussing the findings:
On March 14, 2013, 1:15 to 2:45 PM EST, the follow-up discussion between NCA lead authors and sustainability leaders from local government, higher education, and industry will identify and discuss priorities for addressing destabilizing threats posed by a changing climate.
About the Security and Sustainability Forum
SSF is a public interest, membership organization that hosts free, live educational webinars. Sessions feature panels of global experts who address human health and welfare impacts caused by climate change and other environmental disruptions. The webinars outline how sustainable approaches to minimize environmental stresses can reduce instability and conflicts, thereby improving the physical and economic security of humankind. Our programs seek to not only educate our audience about sustainability and how it fits into their areas of interest and work, but also spark new ideas about resilient approaches and solutions.
Access to SSF's webinar archive is offered through a free membership program.