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Inclusive Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Pre-Conference Workshop

September 12, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

True resilience can only be achieved and sustained when all communities are involved.
The impacts of climate variability and change affect everyone, but they disproportionately affect socially vulnerable populations.The Inclusive Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Pre-Conference Workshop will support participants in preparing vulnerable or marginalized communities for climate related impacts. Speakers will share proven examples of inclusive programs and adaptation models that empower communities to face climate challenges.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced understanding of climate-related impacts within the broader spectrum of challenges faced by vulnerable populations in the Carolinas
  • Identified action steps that climate professionals and communities can use to incorporate considerations for relevant impacts to vulnerable populations in their work
  • Examples of inclusive stakeholder engagement strategies

Expert Speakers:

  • Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
  • Ronnie Bell, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest  & Chair of the Indian Health Board representing the Lumbee Tribe in NC
  • And others!
All pre-conference workshops will be held Monday, September 12, 9:00 – 11:30 AM, before the start of the full conference at 1:00 PM.  
The cost is $25.
Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.
Sign up here when you register for the full conference.


September 12, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am


Hilton Charlotte University Place
8629 JM Keynes Drive
Charlotte, 28262 United States
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