Argonne National Laboratory, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, is offering a free virtual conference, America Resilient Climate Conference, in April.
This conference takes place Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CDT)
The escalating effects of climate change are evident across the U.S., from the damaging 2020 western wildfire season to February’s southern deep freeze, ANL said. The need has never been greater for a national strategy that combines the long-term goal of a 100% clean energy future with immediate, science-driven actions to help all communities minimize the impacts of climate change.
The America Resilient conference will focus on the urgent need for governments, industries and communities to plan for and adapt to climate change impacts. These impacts will be felt in the short term through disasters such as floods, hurricanes and wildfires and over the long term through the cumulative effects of changing temperatures.
Sessions will cover three areas key to climate resiliency:
- High-accuracy, high-resolution climate models that can project potential climate impacts at the regional and local level
- Data and tools to empower governments and industries to take proactive and effective steps to build resilience
- The path to ensuring that our most vulnerable communities adapt to be resilient against climate change impacts and thrive in the transition to a clean-energy society
Speakers will discuss how the U.S. is tapping its best scientists and institutions to fight climate change. They’ll look at the accuracy of current climate impact projections and how that data helps people respond more effectively. You’ll hear what gets in the way of more rapid advancements in climate research and the barriers communities encounter as they implement solutions to help them prepare for extreme events and long-term threats due to a changing climate. Speakers will present case studies from governments and industries that are putting science-based resilience solutions to work today.
This virtual conference is free and open to the public.
Content will be geared toward those seeking to build a nation resilient against the damaging impacts of climate change, including federal, state and local agencies; infrastructure owners and operators; industry sectors such as utilities, manufacturing, transportation; government leaders at the national, state and local level; non-profits with climate change missions; and researchers in the areas of earth system and climate modeling and climate resilience.