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Resilient Chicago Climate Workshop

Scientific consensus indicates that the climate is changing at a global scale and that greenhouse gas emissions are chiefly responsible for the change.  While it remains critical to reduce emissions to limit climate change, it is wise to prepare for its impacts at the same time. 

This one-day workshop will include presentations and discussion on adapting to temperature, extreme precipitation (flood and drought), and ecosystem changes in northeastern Illinois.  The workshop will also include an overview of historical climate trends and future projections based on the 2014 National Climate Assessment. In addition, workshop attendees will learn how to incorporate climate adaptation planning into their current community plans, as well as how to address the challenges of adaptation planning. There will be a keynote presentation from Joyce Coffee, managing director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN), as well as other local guest speakers from Alliance for the Great Lakes, Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago Wilderness, ComEd, The Field Museum, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, and the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health..


Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Climatologist Office.