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2018 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
October 29, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Why a Climate Resilience Conference?
The impacts of current climate variability and the evidence of climate change are continuing to grow and with it our understanding of the challenges we face in adapting to those changes. The impacts of Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, which necessitated the rescheduling of the CCRC, are a stark reminder of this new reality. Building resilience — the ability to adjust easily to or recover from a stress or change — is an important step in preparing to successfully address current and future pressures.
The Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference seeks to assist by providing a platform to share experience and knowledge of opportunities, tools, resources, local initiatives, and expertise. Although research findings will be shared, this conference is intended to foster real-world solutions to climate adaptation in the Carolinas. The revised conference agenda will include presentations and sessions which address the impacts of and lessons learned from Hurricane Florence.
- Support on-the-ground climate resilience efforts by providing managers and regional experts with an opportunity to share lessons learned and discuss resources and tools for incorporating climate information into their work.
- Contribute to the development of a climate information network for the Carolinas.
- Provide a venue for practitioners, resource people, and researchers to share information about current activities, plans, and opportunities for collaboration.