Climate Change

Announcing an international A&WMA conference on the planning process needed for climate change

Call for abstracts extended deadline. Now open through July 22, 2019. 

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The focus of the Climate Change Strategies for Mitigation and Resiliency Planning Conference will be climate action planning that addresses mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adaption to climate change impacts to increase the resiliency of communities.  It will emphasize the planning processes needed to reach sustainable GHG levels by focusing on achieving California’s reduction targets, in concert with national and global strategies.
The conference will focus on emerging policies, planning processes and strategies for addressing climate change impacts, including mitigation and adaptation strategies. Other topics include studies on GHGs global initiatives, technologies and strategies for mitigation and adaptation. The event will highlight case studies from the U.S. Western States’ plans and strategies to reduce and/or adapt to the impacts of climate change, including successful implementation strategies. The conference will also examine a range of related topics to review recent climate change data, and advances in state policies that complement the global accord on climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2015 Paris Conference. 

Share your knowledge and present at this conference! 

Abstracts on these and related topics are being solicited from researchers, governmental organizations at the local, state, and national level, consultants and industry. Abstracts are being sought for both platform and poster presentation under the broad categories of:
Climate Change Mitigation Planning
Climate Change Adaptation Planning and Resiliency Planning
Technical Analysis and Assessment topics

See the full Call for Abstracts for subcategories.  Call for abstracts 

Please submit a 200-300 word electronic abstract to A&WMA for review by July 22, 2019 via email to and specify platform or poster preference.
Conference Location: 
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
6878 Hollister Avenue
Goleta, CA 93117
Phone: 805.562.5996
Hotel room rate:  $179 (cutoff date November 13) 
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