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Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies: A Capital Area Symposium

Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin have joined with Adaptation International, the Texas Drought Project, and the Institute for Sustainable Communities to organize a symposium on Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013, and hosted through the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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This one-day conference will bring Capital Area stakeholders together to identify and assess the shared challenges we face given the specific impacts of climate change in our region. The symposium provides a forum for learning about climate vulnerability in the region and sharing best practices in the area of resilience planning here in Texas and throughout the U.S. Most importantly, it provides a space for identifying collaborative solutions for making the Capital Area more resilient.

The symposium is pleased to bring to Austin some of the brightest minds working in climate change research and adaptation planning today, including keynote speakers Katharine Hayhoe and Vicki Arroyo. Hayhoe is director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and Arroyo joins us from Washington, DC, where she is executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center at Georgetown University, where President Obama delivered his climate speech in June.

Conference sessions will focus on:

·      Regional Climate Change Projections and Impacts

·      Vulnerabilities and Risks in the Capital Area

·      Climate Adaptation and Resilience Planning in Austin

·      Regional Approaches to Climate Resilience

Details at a Glance:

What: Climate Resilience and Adaptation Strategies: A Capital Area Symposium

When: October 4, 2013

Time: 8:30am-6:30pm (followed by free public forum sponsored by The Texas Observer, 7pm)

Where: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2315 Red River St.

Cost: $40 ($10, students)

Thanks to our sponsors: LBJ School of Public Affairs, Office of Sustainability at UT-Austin, City of Austin Office of Sustainability, Environmental Science Institute, Center for Sustainable Development, The Texas Observer, Texas Drought Project, Adaptation International, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Georgetown Climate Center, LBJ Green Society, Green Host It.