Local Communities Adapting to Climate Change: Managing Risk in Decision Making
The Lincoln Institute for Land Policy and Consensus Building Institute are pleased to present a two-day course for local, regional and state governmental leaders, and other key stakeholders, providing the tools they need to assess the impacts of climate change and manage the risks it poses.
Governmental leaders and other stakeholders are already feeling the effects of climate change and face greater risks down the road — from significant sea level rise to water scarcity. Understanding these threats and preparing for them in the near term can minimize risks and costs in the years ahead.
This hands-on course will explain how to:
- Assess the local risks associated with climate change;
- Evaluate potential strategies for reducing vulnerability and enhancing resiliency; and
- Build consensus within decision-making processes around which strategies to pursue.
A mix of presentations, discussions and interactive exercises will introduce important risk assessment, planning, and decision-making tools and concepts to participants and actively encourage consideration of how to best utilize them in their communities.
The course is instructed by:
- Lawrence Susskind, Ford Professor, Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT; Founder, Consensus Building Institute
- Paul Kirshen, Climate Change Adaptation Research Leader, Battelle
- Stephen Aldrich, President and founder, Bio Economic Research Associates (bio-era) LLC
- Patrick Field, Managing Director, Consensus Building Institute; Associate Director, MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program
Don't miss an important event providing a unique opportunity to share concerns around a difficult topic.
This course is offered free of charge and fills quickly. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
Course dates: November 4-5, 2010
Registration deadline: October 8, 2010
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