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Planning for Community Climate Change Adaptation

 

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Location: RI Department of Environmental Management, Providence , RI

Audience: * Planners and other municipal staff and officials

*5.0 AICP CM credits offered! !  

The CTP and partners held a workshop for planners and other target audiences on Climate Change Impacts to Rhode Island; Fundamental Concepts in Planning for Climate Change; RI's Climate Change Programs & Implications for Local Planning Efforts; and Tools and Resources.

The workshop covered how to plan for climate change, how to conduct vulnerability assessments, how current state regulations address climate change, and how other governments are taking on the challenge of preparing for climate change. Participants became familiar with key data sources and learned specific strategies for engaging stakeholders in climate change preparedness and took part in exercises designed to help them consider possible climate vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies in their communities.

Presenters included experts from: ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability; National Weather Service's Northeast River Forecast Center; RI Coastal Resources Management Council; and RI Sea Grant.

Attendees heard case studies on specific adaptation actions and public and policy-maker engagement efforts from the following communities:  Providence, RI; Hull, MA; Dennis, MA; Cambridge, MA; and Groton, CT.  

The workshop was co-sponsored by the RI Coastal Resources Management Council, RI Sea Grant, and ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability.   

For more information please contact Jennifer West, CTP Coordinator, at jennifer@nbnerr.org, or 401-222-4700, x 7413.

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