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ILG Offers Free Webinar on Climate Adaptation Planning Tools

April 27, 2012

The Institute for Local Government’s (ILG) Sustainable Communities Learning Network is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on “Climate Adaptation Planning Tools for California Local Governments”.


The California Natural Resources Agency, FEMA and California Emergency Management Agency, with help from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, are seeking feedback on the newly released Draft Climate Adaptation Policy Guide for local governments. The guide is intended to provide a framework to help local decision makers understand the considerations necessary for adaptation planning and policy development. This webinar continues a larger statewide discussion to ensure local governments have access to tools, resources and guidance in order to effectively integrate climate change impacts into local plans and programs.

This webinar will:

  • Describe available state tools and resources to support local adaptation planning;
  • Provide an overview of the newly released Draft Adaptation Policy Guide including climate vulnerability assessment, policy development, impacts by sector, regions and adaptation strategies;
  • Gather feedback from attendees regarding components of the Adaptation Policy Guide; and
  • Recruit communities to test drive the guide.

Speakers include:

  • Michael McCormick, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
  • Kurt Malchow, California Natural Resources Agency
  • Adrienne Greve, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Register online

Public comment is important to make sure the guide meets the needs of local and regional staff and officials. For more information and to the review the Adaptation Planning Guide before the webinar.

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network is a service for local officials offered by the ILG in partnership with the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis, with support from the Strategic Growth Council and The California Endowment.

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