The Sustainability Initiative is bringing together people interested in exploring the role UC Irvine could play in convening or supporting a regional climate resilience collaborative.
A regional climate resilience collaborative is a group of diverse public, private, and/or non-profit entities representing a region and committed to preparing that region for the emerging impacts of climate change (e.g., sea level rise, extreme storm events, food scarcity, wildfires, heat waves, and droughts).
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Upcoming Events

Please look at the dates below and RSVP through the online form.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

9 am – 10 am
Aldrich Hall Room 107
Topic: Taking first steps to create a “knowledge action network” on deep democracy for regional climate resilience
Attend this discussion if you are interested in working with others to begin addressing this specific topic. All welcome.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
4 pm – 5 pm
Location TBD
Topic: Informal discussion with Dr. Kathy Jacobs, Water UCI Scholar in Residence, about her experiences in regional climate collaboration across the US. Dr. Jacobs is Director of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) at the University of Arizona, in the Institute of the Environment, which was established in 2014. From January 2010 to December 2013, Jacobs worked in Washington DC at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she directed the third National Climate Assessment and served as the Assistant Director of OSTP for Climate Assessment and Adaptation and as lead water advisor to the President’s Science Advisor.

Attend this discussion if you are interested in getting a national perspective on regional climate collaboration.  All welcome.

Friday Lunches: April 1, April 22, May 13, and June 3, 2016
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location Aldrich Hall Room 107
Topic:  Envisioning UCI’s optimal role in regional climate resilience collaboration and moving it forward
Attend these discussions if you are interested in picking up where we left off in Fall quarter by taking the next steps on this overarching topic. All welcome.