CA Adaptation Forum Aug 2014


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California Adaptation Forum 2014  ASAP Aug 29 2014


What do you get when you bring together local, state & federal government representatives; academics; nonprofit practitioners; and private sector adaptation specialists? A lot of conversations, sharing lessons learned, ideas for future collaboration, and new friends. Last week’s California Adaptation Forum (#CAF14) brought together about 800 people to talk about climate adaptation and resilience. With breakout sessions and presentations focusing on everything from technical guidance on developing sea level rise projections to discussions on community engagement to determining success (or progress) in adaptation, the conference touched on all facets of building resilience to climate change.  American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) was proud to sponsor this event and play a small part in making it a success. Having this much energy and excitement (more people attended CAF14 than last year’s National Adaptation Forum) at a regional adaptation event bodes very well for the progress of the field a whole. Congratulations to all the ASAP members (new and old), the Local Government Commission, and thanks to The Kresge Foundation and all the other sponsors [including Point Blue Conservation Science] who made this event a success.



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