2019 Program Archive: Ten Years of Adaptation Progress in the States: What Have We Learned and What’s Next?

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Ten Years of Adaptation Progress in the States: What Have We Learned and What’s Next?

Jessica Grannis
Georgetown Climate Center
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Concurrent Sessions 5
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Marking the ten year anniversary of the adoption of the first statewide adaptation plans in Maryland (2008) and California (2009), this session will bring together a diversity of state leaders to reflect on the progress their states have made in pursuing adaptation and the advancements that will be needed over the next ten years. First, the Georgetown Climate Center will present an overview of state adaptation progress and a summary of the types of activities and initiatives that are being pursued at the state level, drawing from the Center’s adaptation progress tracking tool. The Center will then facilitate a discussion among state leaders from CA, FL, MD, MN, and NY to reflect on the approach their state is taking to promote adaptation, the innovative practices they are pursuing, the challenges they are encountering, and what more will be needed over the coming decade to prepare our communities for the impacts of climate change.

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Highlights from Georgetown's State Adaptation Progress Tracking Tool
Jessica Grannis, Georgetown Climate Center
California's Adaptation Progress
Nuin-Tara Key, California Governor’s Office of Research and Planning
New York's Adaptation Progress
Mark Lowery, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Minnesota's Adaptation Progress
Laura Millberg, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Maryland's Adaptation Progress
Catherine McCall, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Florida's Adaptation Progress
Whitney Gray, Florida Department of Environmental Protection