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A report from the National Climate Adaptation Summit, convened by UCAR in Washington, D.C. in May, will be released at an event on 29 September. A webcast of this event will be available at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29. A copy of the report will also be posted to this page.
The summit emerged after several years of discussion at the UCAR member meetings on possible institutional and community activities to make our nation more resilient to a changing climate and associated severe weather. These ideas included university-city partnerships and toolkits to help in climate adaptation planning. Some of the discussion led to a transition document that provided weather and climate recommendations to the incoming Obama administration, as well as to a conversation between the President's Science and Technology Advisor, John Holdren, and the UCAR Board of Trustees, in which Holdren encouraged UCAR to convene the community to explore how best deal with climate adaptation.