This session will convene sustainability leaders from local government, higher education, practitioners and NCA lead authors to discuss actions which are necessary for the government and higher education to address key findings and issues highlighted in the National Climate Assessment.
- (Moderator) David Hales, President of Second Nature, part of the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC)
- Mark Shafer, NCA Convening Lead Author (Great Plains), Director of Climate Services at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, University of Oklahoma
- William Solecki, Director, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC), and professor in the Department of Geography, Hunter College
- Lynne Carter, Associate Director and Program Manager, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), Associate Director for the Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisianna State University, and Director of the Adaptation Network