WEBINAR : Climate Action Planning

August 7, 2019 1:15 to 2:45 PM EDT

Click here for the Climate Action Planning book

Climate Action Planning is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community’s greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change impacts. This fully revised and expanded edition goes well beyond climate action plans to examine the mix of policy and planning instruments available to every community. Boswell, Greve, and Seale also look at process and communication: How does a community bring diverse voices to the table? What do recent examples and research tell us about successful communication strategies?

Climate Action Planning is the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. It should be a first stop for any local government interested in addressing climate change. Published by Island Press.

Click here for the Climate Action Planning book 

Meet the Panelists

Chad Laurent is a Principal at the Cadmus Group and specializes in renewable energy law and policy, sustainable business strategies, and renewable energy project development. Chad works with corporate, university, nonprofit, and municipal clients to develop 100 percent renewable, net-zero, renewable energy supply, and procurement strategies. He has provided legal and policy consultation on national renewable energy programs from Azerbaijan to Vietnam.

Tammy L. Seale is Sustainability and Climate Change Services Manager at PMC, a municipal services consulting firm based in California. She has provided planning services to public agencies in California and Florida for fifteen years and has led preparation of numerous climate action plans, greenhouse gas emissions inventories, and sustainability programs.

Adrienne I. Greve is Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She led studio courses that assisted California communities in preparing climate action plans and continues to develop curricula for integrating climate action planning throughout the planning program.

Sabine O’Hara is Dean and Director of Landgrant Programs for the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). She is responsible for academic, research and community outreach programs in the tradition of land-grant universities. Sabine is leading UDC’s efforts for building a cutting edge model for urban agriculture that improves the quality of life and economic opportunity for urban populations.