Working together to build resilient
The Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) is a network of leading regional collaboratives from across California that work together to advance adaptation statewide and increase local capacity to build community resilience. Through ARCCA, adaptation practitioners connect with peers across the state to exchange knowledge, engage in targeted problem-solving, and implement joint campaigns, effectively breaking down silos across sectors and jurisdictions.
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9/27 ARCCA Learning Session: Advancing the Climate-Health Connection
This webinar will discuss the findings of the USGCRP’s scientific assessment on the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States. This report was developed over the course of three years by over 100 experts from across 8 federal agencies, and represents a significant improvement in scientific confidence in the link between climate change and a broad range of threats to public health. The goals of the webinar include providing background on the development of the report, highlighting the overarching messages from the report, and describing some of the key findings across each of the chapters in more detail. In addition, the presentation will include a brief description of publicly accessible materials and where they can be found.
We will then feature a round-table discussion with experts to dive deeper into the climate-health nexus, focusing on tangible strategies that can be implemented on the ground to reduce the public health risks presented by climate impacts, how adaptation efforts can better integrate health considerations, and how the health lens can be leveraged to better communicate about climate change.
Learn more and register today at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/521146897874743812.
Overcoming Financial and Institutional Barriers to Local Adaptation
ARCCA is supporting a study that aims to explore practical opportunities to fund adaptation and overcome institutional barriers to adaptation. The study is being conducted as a contribution to California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment. As part of the study, regional stakeholder workshops are being conducted to gather input from local government staff about the challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in financing and implementing adaptation strategies.
Regional stakeholder workshops are being conducted from 9/29 – 10/26 in the Central Valley, Central Coast, Capital Region, North Coast, Sierra Nevada and San Diego Region. We hope you can join us! Register today at https://overcome-adaptation-barriers.eventbrite.com.
Adaptation Legislation Tracking
ARCCA is currently tracking active adaptation-related bills of California’s 2015-16 legislative session. Learn more at arccacalifornia.org/initiatives/legislative-tracking.