About California Climate Change Symposium 2015

California Climate Change Symposium 2015 is the premier forum for the sharing of cutting-edge research addressing the impacts of climate change on the state. This research informs the state’s strategies and policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to develop programs to safeguard California from a changing climate. California Climate Change Symposium 2015 is convened by the California Natural Resources Agency, the California Environmental Protection Agency and the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research.

Note: The conference size is limited to 450 participants.

Goals

  • Facilitate the production, adoption and application of climate science with respect to California policy and local governance
  • Provide a forum for sharing recent science and practical applications relevant to climate change impacts and vulnerability
  • Foster the translation of regional climate change research into policy solutions
  • Expand support for climate science research with applications to California’s environment, public health and economy
  • Facilitate collaboration across scientific research fields and public policy silos

Program

The draft program includes sessions in the following areas and a closing panel discussion involving international leaders of adaptation activities. A poster session and reception will provide an opportunity for networking and sharing of scientific research results, as well as case studies of adaptation efforts.

  • Comprehensive Climate Change Scenarios to Support Multisectoral Analyses
  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory Methods
  • Impacts and Adaptation Options for Coastal Resources
  • Long-Term Energy Scenarios for California
  • Impacts and Adaptation Options for Natural Systems
  • Impacts and Adaptation Options for Managed Systems
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change
  • Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation in California
  • Federal Support for Climate Change Science in California
  • Regional Climate Change Activities in California
  • Funding Adaptation Measures in California
  • The Economics of Climate Change
  • International Panel Discussion: Conversation about International Adaptation Activities and Potential Opportunities for Coordination/Collaboration
  • Role of Climate Change in the Current Drought

Speakers & Participants

California Climate Change Symposium 2015 will bring together diverse stakeholders and researchers involved with regionally relevant climate science climate policy, and adaptation initiatives in California.

  • Comprehensive Climate Change Scenarios to Support Multisectoral Analyses
  • Climate science researchers
  • State and local agency research managers
  • State and local policy makers
  • Leaders of California’s environmental community
  • Practitioners of climate change adaptation

California Climate Change Symposium 2015

August 24-25, 2015
Sacramento Convention Center