The Security and Sustainability Forum Announces a Third Free Webinar in its Series on Adapting to Climate Change Threats: Physical Infrastructure Adaptations

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Lynn Scarlett, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, will moderate a September 28th webinar, "Physical Infrastructure Adaptations to Protect National Security in a Changing Climate". This will be the third in the Security and Sustainability Forum's free webinar series on Adaptation and National Security and follows the August 4th webinar, "Food and Water Adaptations to Protect the National Security in a Changing Climate", led by former EPA Assistant Administrator Tracy Mehan.

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The Security and Sustainability Forum has announced that Lynn Scarlett will moderate the third webinar in its free five-part series on Adaptation and National Security. This webinar will focus on the role of adaptation to protect physical infrastructure in a changing climate.

Lynn, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior (2005-2009), is currently a senior Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future (RFF) in Washington, DC. She was recently appointed Co-Director of RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth. She is an environmental analyst focusing on climate change adaptation, environmental risk management, green business and infrastructure, energy and water issues, landscape-scale conservation, and science and decision-making. Lynn co-authored “Landscape-scale Conservation,” published by the Lincoln Institute (download attachment).

Lynn will lead a panel of international experts to discuss the threats to our nation’s aging infrastructure from a changing climate and weather patterns across the country.

Register for this September 28th 2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT Infrastructure Adaptation webinar at http://securityandsustainabilityforum.org/new/events/infrastructure-and-adaptation/.

As part of the same series, SSF is hosting an August Webinar, "Food and Water Adaptations to Protect the National Security in a Changing Climate". Former EPA Office of Water Assistant Administrator and current Cadmus principal, Tracy Mehan, will lead a panel of international experts who will examine the threats to economic, environmental and political security and the conflicts in maintaining safe food and water supplies in a changing climate.

Register for the August 4th 1:15 – 2:45 PM EDT Food and Water Adaptation webinar at http://www.securityandsustainabilityforum.org. (Watch a four- minute preview of this important Climate Change Adaptation webinar.)

The remaining SSF Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series lineup is:

  • Session 2 - Adaptations to Protect Food and Water (August 4th)
  • Session 3 - Adaptations to Protect Physical Infrastructure (September 28th)
  • Session 4 - Adaptations to Protect the Public Health (in planning)
  • Session 5 - Adaptations to Maintain Economic Growth in a Changing Climate.(in planning)

Check the Security and Sustainability Forum website to register and for the schedule and panelists for the remaining sessions.

About The Security and Sustainability Forum -- SSF's Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series is designed to assist managers, decision makers and professionals from government, industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations to better understand and promote effective measures to adapt to the physical, environmental, economic and political security threats of a changing climate.

Each 90-minute live session features a panel of experts in the subject areas. To learn more visit: http://www.securityandsustainabilityforum.org.

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