Cela Tega - Resilience and Adaptation Planning for Sea Level Rise and Climate Change in the Estero Bay Region
Monday, December 12, 2016
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Fort Myers, FL, United States
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· Purpose: To identify and discuss resiliency and adaptation planning for climate change and sea level rise in the Estero Bay Region
This program is one which should be of interest to all residents of Southwest Florida, especially to county and municipal officials and local businesses. The area has long been concerned about climate change. There can be no doubt that the ocean is already rising. There are previously-dry places on Miami Beach and other seaside locations that are now reflecting the sunshine. The east coast is already dealing with the problem, because they must, but only two Gulf Coast communities have yet acted. Punta Gorda has a climate change adaptation plan and at present the community is successfully implementing it. Lee County has a Climate Change Resiliency Strategy, which they were implementing until, unfortunately, the economic downturn of 2008-2009 necessitated reorganization. Participants at the conference will get to hear speakers about vulnerability assessment, adaptation and resiliency plans and strategies, including those being implemented in Punta Gorda, and other national and international locations. The final session will be an examination of plan implementation and lessons learned.
There will also be a Workshop Practicum on Public Climate Change Adaptation Process Driven by Public Input modeled on how Punta Gorda was able to create their adaptation plan.
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