Regional Climate Summit for Municipal Leaders: Economic, Health, Water & Transportation Impacts
Former Project Manager, Climate Assessment for the Southwest
Workshop report now available: Planning for Change in Southern Arizona
Update: Thanks to everyone who attended this event and helped make this a successful workshop. Click on the Agenda link to the left to browse the workshop agenda, speaker bios, and to download PDFs of the presentations from this workshop.
Decision makers in southern Arizona face new challenges as climate variability and weather extremes increasingly affect the region. Our municipalities undertake planning activities and public investments that shape our economic prosperity, public health, and environment. Extreme events, warmer temperatures, and changes in precipitation will dramatically impact these efforts. This half-day summit will explore the risks, potential costs, and proactive solutions necessary to combat and cope with climate change challenges affecting southern Arizona. Participants will learn from other municipal leaders and technical experts. The summit begins a dynamic regional dialogue to leverage ongoing and future efforts in cross-jurisdictional climate-related challenges.
Summit topics include:
- Economic challenges and opportunities
- Water, health, and energy in a changing climate
- Public opinions about climate change