AMNex Webinar: Connecting the Dots: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies

1.15.14

CCAP and the U.S Global Change Research Program’s (USGRCP)National Climate Assessment Network (NCAnet) have established a new outreach group to bring together experts on the Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Nexus — AMNex.

The NCAnet is a network of organizations working with the National Climate Assessment (NCA) to engage producers and users of assessment information across the United States. The NCAnet Adaptation and Mitigation Nexus (AMNex) Affinity Group conducts research on, provides guidance for, and encourages implementation of integrative adaptation and mitigation practices in urban areas. This work will inform the NCA’s focus on evaluating progress on adaptation and mitigation. The AMNex Affinity Group aims to:

May 21, 2014. Steve Winkelman presented on Green Resilience: Adaptation and Mitigation Synergies for the Climate Resilience working group of the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (CR-LEDS), which CCAP co-chairs. Webinar recording , Steve’s slides.

To launch the AMNex webinar series, Steve provided an overview of some urban examples of Adaptation + Mitigation synergies in multiple sectors. CCAP has encouraged communities, companies and policymakers to Ask the Climate Question – How will infrastructure, land development, policy and investment decisions affect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and vulnerability or resilience to climate change impacts?

CCAP’s Steve Winkelman kicked off the AMNex webinar series Connecting the Dots: Adaptation + Mitigation Synergies on January 15, 2014 at 2 p.m.

President Obama’s new Executive Order, “Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change,” and his recent Climate Action Plan direct federal agencies to ask the Climate Question and provide policy support and technical assistance to help federal, state and local governments, and private companies answer both parts of the Question — mitigation and adaptation.

The nexus between adapting to a changing climate and reducing GHGs is rarely approached in an integrated fashion. Many climate adaptation measures have GHG mitigation benefits and vice versa, yet too often the synergies only receive cursory attention. CCAP sees great opportunities in focusing on Connecting the Adaptation + Mitigation dots.

CCAP has started to document a number of measures with both GHG mitigation and resilience benefits. During this webinar, Steve Winkelman walked through some examples of A+M synergies in multiple sectors including building, transportation, energy, and water.

CCAP AMNex Survey:  Adaptation + Mitigation Opportunities

We are researching best practices, opportunities, challenges, and capacity building needs and we have started to document a number of measures with both GHG mitigation and resilience benefits. With this survey, we aim to learn more about your organizations’ efforts, interests, and needs in this area. Our main goal of this survey is to increase our understanding of Adaptation + Mitigation synergies to advance urban adaptation + mitigation projects on the ground.

Please take 5-10 minutes to complete the survey questions found in the above link from the perspective of your organization or from your individual perspective as an expert in this field.

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