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  • Out of Town, Not Out of Trouble: Small Agriculture and Indigenous Communities | National Adaptation Forum
    Ph D Research Associate Program on Environment and Society Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado at Boulder This presentation will be a fast overview of major issues and a suggested starting framework for considering collaborations Small agriculture is a fuzzy category and an unorganized sector with limited access to technical information that is itself an issue and opportunity Small and medium sized farms and ranches own more than half of US agricultural assets and farmland but net less ten percent of farm income Becoming unconventional is a gimmick name because conventional agriculture refers to the ever more input intensive mechanized monocultural agriculture and associated concentrated animal feeding operations which are distinguished from alternative agriculture For small and medium business operations the struggle for viability has largely been an effort to follow conventional agriculture But conventional agriculture is apparently unsustainable The bright spot of local preference direct sales organics and alternatives will be noted and then some of the issues in transition toward more sustainable farming systems Partnerships with urban consumers and beneficiaries of positive externalities are badly needed Moving Adaptation Forward Diverse Knowledges and Partnerships Creating Opportunities for Capacity Building and Adaptation Solutions Julie Maldonado Ph D Lead Author U S National Climate Assessment Ph D Department of Anthropology American Uni versity Indigenous communities across the U S are experiencing a multitude of climate change effects and challenges resulting in physical social cultural health and ecological consequences Indigenous and non indigenous leaders scientists practitioners researchers and students are taking action bringing together diverse knowledges and establishing partnerships to build capacity and create adaptation solutions to address these impacts This talk will provide an overview of recent and current work and opportunities for engagement on Indigenous related climate challenges and solutions I will highlight the U S National Climate Assessment

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/other-adaptation-events/webinars/out-town-not-out-trouble-small-agriculture-and-indigenous (2016-05-02)
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  • Live from the California Adaptation Forum | National Adaptation Forum
    first California Adaptation Forum in the state capital August 19 20 2014 The two day forum built off last year s successful National Adaptation Forum in Colorado The attendance of many California leaders there underscored the need for a California focused event which will be held every other year to complement the biennial national forum If you were not able make it to the California Adaptation Forum this webinar will

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/other-adaptation-events/webinars/live-california-adaptation-forum (2016-05-02)
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  • Community Adaptation in the City | National Adaptation Forum
    Works For Climate Resilience A Community Guide to Climate Planning Prior to joining NWF Kara was the Technical Innovation Manager at ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability where she led the development and management of ICLEI s greenhouse gas emissions protocols and climate mitigation adaptation and sustainability projects Kara was previously the Urban Sustainability Planner for the District of Columbia Office of Planning and provided expertise on climate change mitigation and adaptation green building transportation green jobs green infrastructure stormwater management and others In particular she played an active role in developing the Climate Action Plan Kara has a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology While at MIT she focused on environmental justice and climate change and she helped develop a climate adaptation tool while working on a project for the local government in Durban South Africa Kimberly Hill Knott has a bachelor s in education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a master s in educational administration from Temple University in Philadelphia As Director of Policy at Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice DWEJ she primarily handles state and federal policy initiatives around air quality and workforce development including green jobs Currently she is leading the Workforce Development Policy Roundtable which will develop a comprehensive report including state and local policy recommendations in an effort to reduce barriers to employment In 2009 she attended COP15 Conference of the Parties of the United Nations international climate change conference in Copenhagen Denmark where she facilitated a meeting with the White House EPA and U S environmental justice delegates to discuss the importance of passing a binding agreement that protects low income and minority communities from the adverse impacts of climate change In 2011 Kimberly convened several key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to form the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative DCAC Through DCAC she is facilitating the development of Detroit s first comprehensive climate change action plan Recently she was nominated and selected for the White House Champions of Change Award for Community Resilient Leaders This was an extremely competitive process and only 12 people throughout the country were selected The White House award is for leaders who are actively involved in addressing climate change and sustainability issues in their respective communities The White House recognition ceremony was held on April 11 2013 In May she was one of 100 women invited to participate in the White House Women s Summit on Climate and Energy and is leading the Climate Conversations initiative Before joining DWEJ Kimberly worked for Michigan Congressman John Conyers Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee for over a decade Elizabeth C Yeampierre is a nationally recognized Puerto Rican attorney and environmental justice leader of African and Indigenous ancestry born and raised in New York City She is Executive Director of UPROSE Brooklyn s oldest Latino community based organization Her award winning vision for an inter generational multi cultural and community led organization is the driving force behind UPROSE She is a long time advocate and trailblazer for

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/other-adaptation-events/webinars/community-adaptation-city (2016-05-02)
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  • Safeguarding California: A State's Updated Adaptation Plan | National Adaptation Forum
    is sponsored by EcoAdapt the California Natural Resources Agency and the Office of Governor Edmund G Brown and hosted by CAKEx org Agen da This webinar will focus on climate adaptation planning highlighting California s updated Climate Adaptation Strategy 1 00 1 15 Introduction to State Adaptation Plans The State of State Adaptation Plans Lara Hansen Ph D Chief Scientist and Executive Director EcoAdapt 1 15 1 45 Overview of California s new plan history goals process next steps Safeguarding California Reducing Climate Risks Amber Pairis Ph D Assistant Secretary for Climate Change California Natural Resources Agency California Climate Change Planning Michael McCormick AICP Local and Regional Affairs Advisor Office of California Governor Edmund G Brown Office of Planning and Research 1 45 2 00 Open discussion and questions for panel members Speakers Lara J Hansen Ph D Chief Scientist and Executive Director EcoAdapt Lara thinks climate change is everybody s problem and she wishes someone would bother to do something about it Her desire for action led her to co create EcoAdapt with a team of similarly inclined folks in 2008 She is co author and editor of one of the earliest texts on the issue of natural system adaptation to climate change Buying Time A User s Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems as well as co author of one of the newest books on adaptation Climate Savvy Adapting Conservation and Resource Management to a Changing World The team that created these books created an engaged stakeholder process first known as Climate Camp now known as Awareness to Action Workshops to help resource managers create adaptation strategies applicable to their work Amber Pairis Ph D currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for Climate Change California Natural Resources Agency where she is responsible

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/other-adaptation-events/webinars/safeguarding-california-states-updated-adaptation-plan (2016-05-02)
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  • Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation | National Adaptation Forum
    in the City of Cleveland and provide a forum for discussion on challenges and creative ways to move adaptation forward This webinar is the first of the National Adaptation Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and Georgetown Law Center and hosted by CAKEx org Webinar Recording Please note we had a few audio disturbances in the webinar for the first 14 minutes of the webinar The audio does get better but if you have any specific questions please contact the presenter Agenda This webinar will focus on identifying existing adaptation funding streams and using existing resources and mandates to implement adaptation 1 00 1 15 Lara Hansen Ph D Chief Scientist and Executive Director EcoAdapt will discuss The State of Adaptation in the United States Download the presentation 1 15 1 30 Sara P Hoverter Senior Fellow health climate and Adjunct Professor Georgetown Law Center will discuss federal opportunities and challenges to supporting state and local adaptation Download the presentation 1 30 1 45 Jenita McGowan Chief of Sustainability City of Cleveland will discuss the Cleveland Climate Action Plan and the challenges and plans for implementation Download the presentation 1 45 2 00 Open discussion and questions for panel members Speakers Lara J Hansen Ph D Chief Scientist and Executive Director EcoAdapt Lara thinks climate change is everybody s problem and she wishes someone would bother to do something about it Her desire for action led her to co create EcoAdapt with a team of similarly inclined folks in 2008 Because she s an optimist she assumes we ll get our acts together on climate change who would want the alternative Sara P Hoverter Senior Fellow health climate and Adjunct Professor Georgetown Law Center Sara is a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/webinar/creating-and-expanding-funding-streams-adaptation-planning-and-implementation (2016-05-02)
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  • User account | National Adaptation Forum
    Resources Steering Committee Program Committee Program Registration FAQs Logistics Venue Accommodations Transportation General Saint Paul Information Twin Cities Restaurants Twin Cities Activities Attractions FAQs Sponsors Exhibitors Opportunities Donations Related Events National Adaptation Forum 2015 National Adaptation Forum 2013 Regional Partners Webinars User account Primary tabs Create new account Log in active tab Request new password Username Enter your National Adaptation Forum username Password Enter the password that accompanies your username

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/user/login?destination=node/19801%23comment-form (2016-05-02)
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  • User account | National Adaptation Forum
    account Primary tabs Create new account active tab Log in Request new password Username Spaces are allowed punctuation is not allowed except for periods hyphens apostrophes and underscores E mail address A valid e mail address All e mails from the system will be sent to this address The e mail address is not made public and will only be used if you wish to receive a new password or

    Original URL path: http://www.nationaladaptationforum.org/user/register?destination=node/19801%23comment-form (2016-05-02)
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  • User account | National Adaptation Forum
    Resources Steering Committee Program Committee Program Registration FAQs Logistics Venue Accommodations Transportation General Saint Paul Information Twin Cities Restaurants Twin Cities Activities Attractions FAQs Sponsors Exhibitors Opportunities Donations Related Events National Adaptation Forum 2015 National Adaptation Forum 2013 Regional Partners Webinars User account Primary tabs Create new account Log in active tab Request new password Username Enter your National Adaptation Forum username Password Enter the password that accompanies your username

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