If you can believe it way back in 1990(!), President George HW Bush signed America’s first climate change law called the Global Change Research Act. The act ordered the Federal Government to study the impacts and issues of climate change in America.
There are several elements of the act, but most important is that every four years, the government is supposed to issue a climate change report called the National Climate Assessment. You can read previous NCA reports, here.
The next NCA is due to be published within the next few months.
As you probably know, I’m helping organize Obama’s climate change conference, to be held this weekend. If you’re in the DC area, we’re in need of a few volunteers. It’s competitive, and screening is tough. You have to be polished. If you make it in, you’ll make incredible connections. Here’s the application: GreenGov Volunteers Application.
Hi all, we’ve finally put out a call for speakers: 2011 GreenGov Symposium Oct. 30-Nov 2 Washington, DC. This is Obama’s sustainability conference, and I’m helping organize it. It’s sort of a big deal. Note, the deadlines will be extended. Abstracts can be individual or propose a panel.
This is a super high-profile event. It will be attended by Cabinet officials, legislators, top NGOs, non-profits, leaders in the private sector, and possibly the big dog himself.
Call for Abstracts! ACCO and CEQ are looking for speakers with subject matter expertise on sustainability efforts in Federal government operations, including clean energy, waste, water, supply chain, green buildings, sustainable communities, fleet management and vehicle technologies, climate risk and resilience, defense and national security, and education and training.
GreenGov Symposium attendees are offered an unparalleled value proposition, including relevant educational offerings, focused research, and measurable results. Please keep these goals in mind while developing your speaker proposal. You may propose a lecture or panel discussion for a session.
Now you all can see what I do in real life. This is one of my projects:
Call for abstracts to the White House’s 2011 GreenGov Symposium, co-presented by ACCO and CEQ. This is a superior opportunity to meet with cabinet, legislators, and industry.
"On June 2nd, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a draft National Action Plan: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate to help Federal agencies assure adequate water supplies, safeguard water quality, and protect public health and property. It also outlines ways in which Federal agencies can support state, local and tribal governments in their water resources planning by improving access to quality data and information and best practices. The draft Action Plan will be available for public comment until July 15th. Comments can be submitted online here. The CEQ Press Release can be found here.”
The draft Action Plan identifies specific actions Federal agencies should take, including: