Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process

Aired on 11/6/2013

The National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee delivered its Special Report: Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process  (click to download the report) to the Federal Government on September 18, 2013.  The report provides Federal managers with advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustained national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the nation.  A panel of primary authors summarizes the report’s findings and recommendations in today’s webinar.  Second Nature is the co-producer for the session delivered on November 6, 2013.

The panelists and topics:

Moderator: James Buizer, Professor & Director of Climate Adaptation and International Development, University of Arizona and a Convening Lead Author of the report.

Overview of the Sustained National Climate Assessment: Sharon Hays,Vice President, Office of Science and Engineering, Computer Sciences Corporation, Sharon is a Convening Lead Author of the report.

Collaborative partnerships that sustain assessment activities: Amy Luers, Director of Climate Change, Skoll Global Threats Fund.  Amy is a Lead Author of the report.

The scientific foundations of a Sustained Assessment toward managing the risks and opportunities of climate change: Richard Moss, Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory & University of Maryland. Richard is a Lead Author of the Report.

The role of higher education in a Sustained National Climate Assessment: Anne Waple, is the interim executive director and director of resilience Initiatives at Second Nature. Before joining SN, Anne managed the Climate Assessment program at NOAA and was the director of the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) Technical Support Unit, and vice-chair of the interagency Climate Assessment Task Force.

Download the National Climate Assessment webinar pdf.