May 9 - The National Climate Assessment Recommendations and Implications

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The National Climate Assessment Recommendations and Implications

In the first week of May, the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) plans to release the report of the third U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA). The NCA is a climate status report authorized every four years under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. It is based on the best available science and written by hundreds of scientists and experts from academia; government; the private; and non-profit sectors.

The USGCRP released the draft report for public comment nearly a year ago. The Security and Sustainability forum hosted a series last year on the draft NCA findings. For free access to those recordings join SSF for free at . The recordings are posted under the Archive tab on the website.

In partnership with Second Nature, the National Council on Science and the Environment and Adaptation International, SSF is reconvening the leaders of the assessment to discuss new insights and implications from the final report.

Registration is open for the webinar:

The National Climate Assessment Recommendations and Implications
May 9, 2014
11:30 to 1:00 PM EST

The panel includes

Kathy Jacobs: Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona. Formerly, Director of the National Climate Assessment, and Assistant Director for Climate Assessments and Adaptation, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.

Emily Cloyd: Public Participation and Engagement Coordinator for the National Climate Assessment, USGCRP.

Jim Buizer: Director, Climate Adaptation and International Development, Institute of the Environment; Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. Member, Executive Committee, National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee.

Anne Waple: Director of Resilience Initiatives at Second Nature, Inc. Formerly, Program Specialist for the Global Change Information System, USGCRP

The panel will discuss the findings and their implications and take questions from the audience.

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Succesful Renewable  Energy Programs on Government and Institutional Property

Seven Session Webinar Series

Series Context: Government and institutional entities are being tasked with ever-growing lists of energy- and emissions-related mandates and legislation.  Coproduced by the Society of Military Engineers, National Council on Science and the Environment, Army Engineering Association, AASHE, NASEO.

This seven-part webinar series centers on successful case studies and guidance for designing and implementing renewable energy technology and energy efficiency programs on military bases, national parks, government buildings, college campuses, medical complexes, prisons and other institutional property to meet government and institutional energy utilization program goals.

Webinar #1 – The US Federal Agency Market: Meeting Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy Mandates: April 27, 2014

Webinar #2 – Renewable Energy Technology Applicability: 

Webinar #3 – The Effective Marriage of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in an ESCO Contract for Municipalities, and Educational and Hospital Campuses:

Webinar #4 – The Intersection of the Microgrid, Renewable Energy, and Storage:

Webinar #5 – Public Private Partnerships (PPP):

Webinar #6 – The Leading Edge of New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies Coming to the Market:

Webinar #7 – Developing the RFP: 


Gold:  MW Group

Bronze:  Eaton Energy Solutions