Monday, April 5, 2010

April 8 webinar: Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Copenhagen

Join us for this special webinar sponsored by the American Planning Association's International Division (APA ID), with production support provided by PublicDecisions
2.0 AICP Credits Approved

Adapting to climate change is now becoming institutionalized in planning and policy around the globe. In this timely webinar, experts in the field review current adaptation policy developments.

Environmental law professor Teresa Clemmer and APA-ID member Michael Cote will briefly recap their visit to the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Clemmer will then cover important adaptation developments at the U.S. federal level discussed at the COP15. These include requirements that certain agencies review projects for climate impacts.

Next, APA-ID member Michael Cote will show that adaptation has now become Big Business, and argue that planners need to take note of these advancements. Adapting to projected climate impacts, for example, is being taken seriously by the military, the insurance industry, and even the oil and gas extraction industries. And as with most environmental planning, adaptation planning requires public, political, and private partnership support. Cote will then present a practical, flexible adaptation planning model with technical resources and thumbnail case studies to help you get started.

Free for members of the American Planning Association International Division, $25 USD for nonmembers. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 6.  Register here.
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