Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Workshop
Monday, April 24, 2017, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 12:15 p.m. CDT
Charleston, SC, United States
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The Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice (CoP) Workshop brings together individuals from local, state, and federal governments, academia, non-profit organizations and the private sector to apply climate science and assess how coastal communities and ecosystems can adapt to the impacts of climate variability and change.
The CoP Workshop provides a forum for sharing lessons learned and best practices related to climate communication and adaptation. The CoP Workshop also provides education and networking opportunities to its members and their stakeholders to increase knowledge and awareness of climate science and to coordinate and perform outreach, extension and communication related to climate change and its impacts in the Southeast and Caribbean region.
The meeting will include discussions on:
An engaging keynote presentation by Jason Hurdich and Shonna Magee, the team that interpreted S.C. Governor Nikki Haley's Hurricane Matthew press conferences for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens
Hurricane Matthew – impacts, lessons learned, rapid response and recovery planning, and disaster communications
The connections between recovery planning and adaptation planning
Examples of successful resilience partnerships
Brainstorming project-specific partnerships for future funding opportunities
Learning objectives include:
Understanding the latest science of how climate change will impact the Southeast and Caribbean region.
Learning best practices in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from extreme events.
Exploring communications strategies for engaging community members about extreme events.
Understanding opportunities for partnerships and collaborations across the region to increase climate resilience.
Jessica Tipton, DNRCTP@dnr.sc.gov