Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 09:00 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 17:30

Regional conference for planners, decision-makers, & educators on how communities can be more resilient to severe weather & climate impacts.

This three-day conference hosted by Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is scheduled for May 19-21 at The Center of new Hampshire at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, N.H.

The first two days of the conference will focus on Building Resilient Communities. The program will inform community planners, decision makers and those responsible for implementing change at the local level how best to identify current and future vulnerabilities, followed by adaptive responses to build resilient communities.

The conference’s final day, the Educators Summit, will inform middle and high school teachers how to design community-based, problem-solving curriculum that will teach students how best to support municipal officials preparing for impacts from a changing climate.

Both days, in targeting these two different audiences, will focus upon how to:

  • Conduct vulnerability assessments
  • Protect natural and societal mechanisms that maintain resilience
  • Frame and create plans that allow a community to adapt
  • Build community support to implement adaptive responses
  • Effectively use the government in responding to climate change
  • Network with schools, community planners and regional leaders working toward solving similar problems

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit: www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness/

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