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Wednesday, April 22 • 8:30am - 10:30am
The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

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Climate change poses a grave threat to countless regions of the United States, including exposed coastal towns, vulnerable farmlands, fire-prone forests, and multitudes of other American landscapes. The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit—created in response to the President’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order 13653 by a partnership of federal agencies and organizations led by NOAA’s Climate Program Office, partnering with UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC)—intends to respond to rising sea levels, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures, and other climate stressors in a positive manner. The CRT provides narratives of innovative and successful community endeavors (dubbed “taking action” stories), along with easy-to-use tools, to combat the negative effects of climate change and inspire new initiatives and collaborations. The CRT is intentionally written in an accessible and personable manner, establishing a connection between often dense scientific literature and application-oriented government professionals, businesses and communities, and the climate-interested public. The CRT launched in November of 2014 with great success, receiving nearly 300,000 views in the first two weeks published. However, work on the CRT is far from complete, with new taking action stories and tools added on a near-weekly basis. Over the coming months, the current topics of coastal flood risk, ecosystem vulnerability, food resilience, human health, and water resources will be expanded to include tribal nations, energy supply and infrastructure, and transportation and supply chain.


Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilma Sherrill Center Concourse