Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

Key Partners

Antioch University New England
United States Environmental Protection Agency

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May 19-21, 2014 The Center of New Hampshire at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH

Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regions 1 and 2 are hosting a regional conference for local planners, decision-makers and educators to understand how to create healthy resilient communities that are better prepared to handle severe weather and climate impacts.

Days 1 & 2

The first two days of the conference are about 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.

Day 3

The third 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

Each portion includes exhibits, workshops, presentations, and keynote speakers. Attendees may register for any combination of eventsStay connected with us to learn about conference updates and updated details on this website.

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Keynote Speakers

Bob Perciasepe
Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA

Cameron Wake
Dr. Cameron Wake
Climate Scientist,
Author – Northeast
Climate Assessment

Supported By

NNECAPA  The Bay and Paul Foundations VHB
NCSE NE Resource Recovery Operation GZA-logo
trout-unlimited nature-conservancy Liberty Utilities
HealthTrust Rockingham-Planning-Commisssion geosyntec
security-sustainability-forum Institute for Sustainable Communities NH Department of Environmental Services
American Association of Adaptation Professionals NH charitable foundation logo National Wildlife Federation
Con-Energy-Env Great Bay national Estuarine Research City of Keene New Hampshire
Climate Solutions New England  Vermont League of Cities & Towns hypertherm

Following our regional Northeast U.S. gathering at LOCAL SOLUTIONS in May 2014, join other regional stakeholders for The Second National Adaptation Forum, which will take place May 12-14, 2015, in St. Louis, MO


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