Climate Action and Adaptation Planning Workshop

Event Details

DRCOG Offices
1001 17th St
first floor conference rooms
Denver, CO 80202

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 12:30pm to Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

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  • The Denver region has been awarded an opportunity to support a regional approach to greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reporting and climate action planning. The City of Denver, City of Boulder and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability are looking for partners within the region to promote and support voluntary actions to address climate change and improve resilience to the effects of a changing climate.
     
    During the two-day workshop, attendees will learn about the regional context for climate planning and the scope of work for the project. Attendees will also participate in technical sessions to review data and data gaps for various sectors (such as transportation, land use and industrial).
     
    Several local governments in the metro area have produced greenhouse gas inventories or climate action plans, and a regional approach offers several potential benefits:
     
    • more ambitious, widespread and highly effective actions
    • measurement and action that matches the regional scale of systems producing greenhouse gas emissions
    • the ability to leverage greater resources and collective efforts
    • creation of tools, data and opportunities that enable jurisdictions of all sizes to participate
    For more information, please contact Robert Spotts or Tom Herrod.
     
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    Workshop Outline:
     

    Oct. 9, 2019

    Introductory Session #1
    (12:30 - 2:30 p.m.)

    Learning Objectives:

    • meet the project team and learn more about the nation-wide project

    • learn about the value of climate planning at the regional scale

    • hear a high-level overview regional goals and reporting requirements

    Intended Audience: 
    Executive level decision makers who can marshal city/local government support for the regional effort

    Introductory Session #2
    (2:45 - 4:30 p.m.)

    Learning Objective:

    • hear a detailed overview of the project scope of work, expectations, deliverables and timelines

    Intended Audience: 
    Sustainability, climate, and/or environmental managers and team leads, including individuals who work across teams to pursue local sustainability and climate strategies

    Oct. 10, 2019

    Morning Session 
    (8 a.m. - noon)

    Learning Objectives:

    • introduction to the climate risk and vulnerability assessment portion of the project

    • discuss priority climate hazards

    • detail and discuss climate risks;, and diagnose factors influencing climate adaptation in the region

    Intended Audience: 
    Sustainability, climate, or environmental managers and team leads. Adaptation or resilience team members

    Afternoon Session
    (1 - 5 p.m.)

    Learning Objectives:

    • review and discuss existing GHG emissions and data gaps

    • learn methods for applying regional data to local efforts

    • discuss stationary, transportation, waste, land use and industrial emissions sectors in detail

    Intended Audience: 
    Sustainability, climate, and/or environmental managers and team leads. Sector specific team members from across agencies who lead/track metrics in Stationary, Transportation, Waste, Land Use and Industrial sectors.