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The Great Lakes Region, Global Health, and Livable Cities Forum from CoP

The Climate Change Adaptation Community of Practice (CoP) has released the following great resources:

The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region

On September 18th, 2012, Rachel Gregg, lead scientist at EcoAdapt and CAKE content editor, presented a webinar titled “The State of Climate Change Adaptation in the Great Lakes Region”.  This webinar presented the preliminary results of a survey of climate change adaptation action in the Great Lakes region, specifically focusing on freshwater resources. It included case study examples of adaptation projects and programs in the region, discussed challenges and opportunities, and introduced participants to the CAKEx.org interface. A recording of this webinar is now available online. You can also access the recording via the CoP Webinar page, where you will also find a link to the PowerPoint presentation.

Where does global health fit in the agenda?

Climate change adaptation: Where does global health fit in the agenda? (2012) – The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of adaptation and its relevance to global health, and highlight the opportunities to improve health and reduce health inequities via the new and additional funding that is available for climate change adaptation activities. Download the PDF publication.

Livable Cities Forum: Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities

Livable Cities Forum: Creating Adaptive and Resilient Communities (November 29-30, 2012 in Hamilton, ON) – ICLEI and the City of Hamilton have joined forces to bring you this forum that will use panel discussions, plenaries, and interactive workshops in order to highlight: the ways in which adaptation can be mainstreamed into everyday municipal practices and policies, the innovative action being taken by Canadian municipalities, and the benefits and opportunities that come from community engagement and partnerships. Registration and event information are available online. Register before September 30th to receive the early bird discount.

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