"Preparing for Climate Change” Workshop

June 19, 2007
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Madison, WI

 

A one day workshop on preparing for climate change was conducted by the Climate Impacts Group in Madison, Wisconsin on June 19, 2007. The workshop was sponsored by the Multi-State Working Group (MSWG) and held in conjunction with the MSWG's 10th annual meeting. The following presentations were prepared for the meeting by various speakers for the meeting. All of the presentations are in ppt format.

Time

Presentation

Presenter

9:00-9:10

Opening Remarks

Robert Stevens, Past President, MSWG and
Helen Rigg, Director, Idaho GEMStars Program

9:10-9:45

An overview of global and regional climate change: What can the science tell us and how does it affect community resources?

Michael Notaro, University of Wisconsin

9:45 10:00

Dealing with uncertainty in climate change science

Dan Vimont, University of Wisconsin

10:00-10:30

Why preparing for climate change at the community scale matters

Elizabeth Willmott, King County, Washington

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-11:15

A process framework for building a climate resilient community

Lara Whitely Binder, Climate Impacts Group

11:15-11:45

Cities preparing for climate change: Early lessons in building adaptive capacity (note: continued after lunch)

Jennifer Penney, Clean Air Partnership

11:45-12:00

Q & A on the morning session

Moderated by Elizabeth Willmott, King County

12:00-1:15

Lunch

1:20-2:00

continuation of "Cities preparing for climate change: Early lessons in building adaptive capacity"

Jennifer Penney, Clean Air Partnership

2:00-3:00

Panel discussion. Panelists include:

•  Robert Stevens, Past President, MSWG

•  Margit Hentschel , Regional Director of the Western States Regional Capacity Center, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, U.S.A.

•  Elizabeth Willmott , Global Warming Coordinator for King County, Washington

•  Jennifer Penney, ScD, Director of Research for the Clean Air Partnership

Moderator:
Lara Whitely Binder, CIG

 

3:00

Closing comments and end of session