Creating and Expanding Funding Streams for Adaptation Planning and Implementation
Cities and communities are confronted with planning and implementing climate adaptation with very few resources available to help pay for the help they need. Adaptation funding is competing against already limited funding for schools, police, and libraries from scarce local resources. So, while adaptation is a responsible long-term investment for communities, it is usually very difficult to secure adequate funding for planning and implementation. During this webinar we will explore ways to use existing mandates for implementing adaptation, give an example of how adaptation is moving forward in the City of Cleveland, and provide a forum for discussion on challenges and creative ways to move adaptation forward.
This webinar is the first of the National Adaptation Webinar Series and is sponsored by EcoAdapt and Georgetown Law Center and hosted by CAKEx.org.
This webinar will focus on identifying existing adaptation funding streams and using existing resources and mandates to implement adaptation.
1:15-1:30Sara P. Hoverter, Senior Fellow (health & climate) and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center, will discuss federal opportunities and challenges to supporting state and local adaptation. Download the presentation.
1:30-1:45 Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland will discuss the Cleveland Climate Action Plan and the challenges and plans for implementation. Download the presentation.
1:45-2:00 Open discussion and questions for panel members.
Excellent adaptation webinar from EcoAdapt and CAKEX.
A spinning ice disk spotted on the Sheyenne River in North Dakota is a totally natural phenomenon and not the work of aliens or secret government spies, according to reports.
Retired engineer George Loegering saw the giant frozen circle on Saturday while on a hunting trip with relatives, The Associated Press reported. About 55 feet (17 meters) around, the icy disk was spinning in the river current like a record on a turntable.
The massive pancake-shaped ice pans often turn up on flowing rivers in cold climates. Video and photos posted online show similar disks discovered in Canada, England and Sweden during winter.
Theories abound to explain their formation. National Weather Service forecasters told The Associated Press that the Sheyenne giant likely appeared because cold, dense air slowly froze the river surface in bits and pieces. The floating ice chunks were trapped in a river eddy, creating the rotating circle discovered by Loegering. In 1993, MIT researchers who sought to explain smaller ice swirls on Boston’s Charles River also suggested current-driven eddies.
This is Ulyana Horodyskyj, a PhD geologist student we funded through USAID’s Climber Scientist program, which I happen to co-manage. She works in the high mountain regions of Nepal and Peru, and measures how fast glaciers melt. Here she shows how icicles bend under pressure. You many have heard of Ulyana earlier this year when her cameras and equipment were stolen in the Himalayas.
Guam- A combination of factors seem to be causing an unusual island wide phenomenon that is concerning the Guam Department of Agriculture and the University of Guam Marine Lab. Biologist Brent Tibbatts and Dr. Laurie Raymundo say coral bleaching usually happens annually, but it appears to be much worse this year.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jim Wickens obtained footage proving that fishermen in South America are illegally hunting dolphins to use their meat as bait for sharks. Some environmentalists believe three thousand or more of the animals are slaughtered every year.
Both horrible and heartening. Horrible because dolphins are sentient and social beings; heartening because investigative journalism is alive and well.
A member of the Earth Touch camera crew who witnessed this horrific lion attack on a baby elephant sheds some light on this unusual & disturbing incident. Lions do not usually prey on elephants — but some extraordinary circumstances had pushed this desperate pride to the brink.