Nature-based climate solutions can be one of our strongest allies in the region to address climate change!
Join The Nature Conservancy and UC Davis for a 2-day (November 4-5, 2019) symposium to learn more about nature based climate solutions across California, Washington, and Oregon. Engage in a series of discussions to learn how natural and working landscapes can help the region address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our communities from its unavoidable impacts.
Featured Speakers, Latest Update:
Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board
Mark Gold, Executive Director of the California Ocean Protection Council
Ashley Conrad Saydah, Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy at the California Environmental Protection Agency
Greg Dalton, Host and Executive Producer for Climate One
Meta Lofstgaarden, Director Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Jenny Lester Moffitt, Undersecretary, California Department for Food and Agriculture
Kate Gordon, Director, Governor's Office of Planning and Research, Senior Policy Advisor to the Governor on Climate
Monday, November 4
8:00 Coffee, continental breakfast and registration
8:30 Plenary Sessions
Welcome and Keynote by Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board
What is the climate science telling us about impacts and nature-based solutions for the region?
Climate policy opportunities and challenges for the region
12:15 Lunch Networking and Keynote
Topic: How can we communicate effectively about the climate benefits of nature?
Speaker: Greg Dalton, Executive Producer and Host of “Climate One”
1:30 Concurrent Sessions - Panel Discussions
Forests: Managing forests for climate mitigation and resilience
Agriculture: Farming for carbon, soil health and economic gains
3:00 Concurrent Sessions - Panel Discussions
Wetlands: The power of coastal habitats, using nature to protect communities from sea level rise and store carbon
Rangelands: Innovative approaches to rangeland carbon sequestration and restoration
4:30 Plenary and Evening Keynote
Acknowledgement of Climate Leadership by Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board Chair
Tuesday, November 5
8:00 Coffee and continental breakfast
8:30 Morning plenary
8:45 Concurrent Sessions - Panel Discussions
Achieving climate benefits at scale, part 1: building capacity to deliver natural climate solutions across communities and the region
Greening the Gray: producing carbon and co-benefits in urban environments
Achieving climate benefits at scale, part 2: New markets and opportunities to leverage funding across the public and private sectors
Land use planning for climate change, land conservation and other critical benefits
11:30 Closing keynote
**Check back frequently for program updates**
Questions? Please contact Kimberly Filosena: email@example.com.