Scanning the Adaptation Field: Past, Present and Emerging Needs
The impacts of climate change that we are already facing will only be followed by more uncertain, complex, and daunting challenges in the years to come. The good news is that the climate change adaptation and resilience field has emerged and continues to grow throughout the nation and in California. On the other hand, the field still remains limited in scope and effectiveness and is lacking funds and political support, while the problems grow every year. It's no surprise many adaptation practitioners report higher levels of stress, burn-out, and anxiety.

Join ARCCA for this Learning Session Webinar to learn more about the current state of the climate change adaptation field, a vision of what a mature, effective professional field might look like, and how everyone can help. The session will also introduce efforts to build the psycho-social support infrastructure needed to take care of those who take care of us. Invited speakers will highlight the Rising to the Challenge, Together report and the Adaptive Mind project.

Jul 23, 2019 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Susanne C. Moser
Director @Susanne Moser Research & Consulting
Susanne C. Moser is a geographer (Ph.D. 1997, Clark University) who works nationally and internationally as an independent scholar and consultant from a base in western Massachusetts. Her work with government agencies, non-profits, foundations, and other researchers and consultants focuses on adaptation to climate change, resilience, transformation, science-policy interactions, and effective climate change communication. She is a prolific writer, an inspiring speaker and has served on scientific advisory boards for Future Earth, the International Science Council (formerly, International Social Science Council), the International Human Dimensions Program, US National Research Council, and numerous other organizations.
Kristen Goodrich
Coastal Training Program Coordinator @Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association
Since 2009, Kristen Goodrich has served as the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at NOAA's Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve. Her work focuses on equipping decision-makers with science-based information and tools for climate change adaptation in Southern and Baja California through training and technical assistance. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of California-Irvine in the School of Social Ecology where her research explores the complex relationships between people and their environments and the unique role that psychosocial resilience plays in adaptive management, particularly in the U.S.-Mexico border region.