Last week, GCCA joined over other 825 professionals in St. Louis last week to discuss the latest in urban-scale climate adaptation at the National Adaptation Forum. It was a great and energizing opportunity to meet with a diverse set of representatives from cities, tribes, utilities, and the private sector who share a common goal to better prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change.
We were honored to be included in a panel on urban heat islands which included David Fink from Climate Resolve, Emma Zinsmeister of EPA, and Kate Johnson of the District Department of the Environment. Turnout was great and the discussion afterwards was even better – so many people interested in understanding and acting to reduce excess urban heat in their area.
Check out this website for more information on the Forum, including all of the presentations. You can download my presentation here.