Sunday, January 26, 2014

Event - Building Climate Solutions Conference

The 14th national conference and global forum on science, policy and the environment will take place on January 28 - 30, 2014 in Washington D.C. hosted by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). At this conference leading decision-makers will convene to advance climate solutions. The two central topics will be the Built Environment and Agriculture & Natural Resources.

Over 1,200 key individuals from many fields of natural and social science, humanities and engineering, government and policy, business and civil society to develop actionable partnerships, strategies and tactics that advance solutions to minimize the impacts of anthropogenic climate change. Topics will include mitigation solutions to minimize the consequences of climate change and adaptation solutions for those consequences that cannot be avoided.

In the wake of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), over 200 leading speakers from government agencies, multinational companies, global NGOs, and international development and foundation communities will come together to discuss the challenges and solutions of climate change.

Workshops and Symposia

The conference’s 56 workshops and symposia are structured around seven primary themes: [1] Framing Climate Change Science; [2] Framing the Challenges Facing Societies; [3] Framing Solutions; [4] The Built Environment; [5] Agriculture and Natural Resources; [6] Implementing Solutions; [7] Moving from Science to Action.

Speakers will include:

· Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
· Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator, NOAA
· Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank
· John Gummer, Lord Deben, Climate Change Committee, UK
· Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President, Grocery Division, Walmart
· James Hansen, Adjunct Professor, Earth Institute, Columbia University and former Head, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
· Governor Bill Richardson, former Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy
· Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service
· Gabriel Quijandría, Deputy Minister of Strategic Development of Natural Resources, Ministry of the Environment, Peru

About NCSE

NCSE utilizes a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to convene involved scientists and decision-makers from various sectors of society. Our conferences feature top-level keynote presentations, plenary roundtables, topical symposia to explore issues more in depth, breakout workshops to develop a set of recommendations on how to advance science and connect it to policy and decision-making. Attendees have the opportunity to garner candid thoughts and perspectives from the foremost influencers in the scientific community, contribute to meaningful action recommendations, and network for future collaborations, projects, and potential funding opportunities.

Click here for more information about the conference and to register.

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