New Urban Resilience Leadership Webinar Series - - Webinar 1: Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

16 Apr 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:45pm

Online. Free. Register in advance through:

Learn about effective, innovative, ethical, equitable climate adaptation actions

Arizona State University's School of Sustainability is hosting a new five-webinar series -- "Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series". The series is co-hosted by the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia's College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.

The free series will introduce participants to climate change adaptation and resilience leaders working in policy, innovation and technology, and climate justice and social equity from across various scales of government and other sectors. These experts will share cutting-edge examples of how they are putting effective, innovative and equitable climate adaptation into practice.

The first webinar in the new series focuses on Climate Policy.

Webinar 1: Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

Deliberate, proactive climate action is a deviation from business-as-usual, and requires boldly challenging the status quo. At the heart of climate action are individuals: courageous leaders who may come from any part of society. Climate action requires revising, or creating new, law, policy, or regulation to incentivize adaptation action and penalize maladaptation. In this webinar, hear from individuals who exemplify visionary leadership and are moving their jurisdictions forward through groundbreaking climate policy.

Panelists for the First Webinar Include:

1. Michael McCormick, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. He is currently working with the Air Resources Board and the Resources Agency to develop tools that local governments can use to develop more effective plans and policies to address climate change.

2. Guy Williams, President & CEO of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice and Project Director of the Detroit Climate Action Plan. He leads efforts to champion local and national collaboration to advance environmental justice and sustainable redevelopment and foster clean, healthy and safe communities.

3. Liz Williams Russell is the Coastal Community Resilience Director for the Foundation for Lousiana. Liz designs strategies to support communities influenced by land loss and relative sea-level rise across coastal Louisiana.

This session will be moderated by Elisabeth Graffy, Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and in the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. She co-directs the Energy and Society program within ASU-LightWorks and co-leads the Environmental Humanities Initiative in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.