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Fourth Climate Change Assessment Symposium – Los Angeles Region

November 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE OF SYMPOSIUM

The State of California has released the Fourth Climate Change Assessment (Fourth Assessment) which provides the scientific foundation for understanding climate-related vulnerability at the local scale and informing resilience actions. The Fourth Assessment includes a report on the Los Angeles region that was put together by University of California, Los Angeles researchers and affiliates. This symposium will:

  • disseminate relevant summary information on the Fourth Assessment’s Los Angeles Region Report;
  • convene stakeholders that can use information in the report (policymakers, local government staff, environmental organizations, etc.);
  • provide highlights and local stories for media;
  • uplift community narratives of climate change impacts;
  • demonstrate tools and resources for practitioners; and
  • host a space where climate experts are available for deeper conversations and stakeholders can network with peers.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED AND LATE GUESTS WILL NOT BE LET IN AFTER 10:30 AM


AGENDA

9:00 AM — Check-In and Morning Coffee

Location: Aquarium Side Entrance and Ocean Theater Hallway

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM — Welcome

Location: Ocean Theater

Welcome Remarks

– Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve

– Laurel Hunt, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC)

– Councilmember Jeannine Pearce, Long Beach, District 2

Overview of Statewide Fourth Climate Change Assessment

– Joey Wraithwall, CA Natural Resources Agency

Overview of Fourth Assessment Los Angeles Report

– Dr. Alex Hall, UCLA

– Dr. Neil Berg, UCLA

– Katharine Reich, UCLA

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM — Morning Breakout Sessions

(1) Energy – Building Resilient Systems [Location: Ocean Theater]

Moderator: Guido Franco, California Energy Commission

– Dr. Eric Fournier, UCLA

– Dr. Stephanie Pincetl, UCLA

– Hannah Gustafson, UCLA

– Dr. Omid Mazdiyasni, UCI

(2) Adaptation Planning – Resources, Guides, and Tools [Location: Watershed Classroom]

Moderator: Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve

– Nuin-Tara Key, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

– Nancy Thomas, UC Berkeley

– Sarah Risher, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM — Lunch

Location: Veranda Upstairs

1:30 PM – 2:45 — Afternoon Breakout Session

(1) Public Health – Preparing for Extreme Heat and Impacts on Air Quality [Location: Ocean Theater]

Moderator: Dr. Gisele Fong, The California Endowment

– Dr. Elizabeth Rhoades, LA County Department of Public Health

– Dr. George Ban-Weiss, USC

– Kelly Trainor Gamino, South Coast Air Quality Management District

– Edith de Guzman, TreePeople

(2) Oceans & Coasts – Addressing Sea Level Rise [Location: Watershed Classroom]

Moderator: Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific

– Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

– Juliette Finzi-Hart, USGS

– Heather Tomley, Port of Long Beach

– Christopher Koontz, City of Long Beach

3:00 PM — Closing

Location: Ocean Theater

Keynote Speaker – California State Senator Ricardo Lara, District 33 (Long Beach and Gateway Cities)

Thank You – Climate Resolve and LARC

Co-Organizers

Climate Resolve

LARC

Partners

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Food Sponsor

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Half a mile from the Transit Mall in downtown Long Beach which makes for a 10 minute downhill walk to the Aquarium from the Blue line and major bus lines.

PARKING: Parking structure is on south side of Shoreline Drive between Chestnut Place and Aquarium Way. $8 Flat Rate with Aquarium Validation.

Aquarium Transportation Map

 

Details

Date:
November 2, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Organizer

LARC (LA Regional Collaborative)
Website:
http://www.laregionalcollaborative.com/