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Professional Conferences and Workshops

National Council for Science and the Environment

January 5-9, 2021

The theme for this joint virtual conference is “Research to Action: Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure”. The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) will lead programming on January 5–7, focusing on heat and water during this time of change across global ecosystems. On the afternoon of January 7, NCSE and Project Drawdown will host joint programming. Project Drawdown will lead the events on January 8–9 to dive even further into the research and science that informs the Drawdown solutions framework.

Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

In Person, with Virtual Sessions
Durham, North Carolina

May 10-12, 2021

The major events of 2020, including the coronavirus pandemic, social justice movement, and extreme weather events, have presented the adaptation community with both challenges and opportunities as they look toward a more resilient future. Lessons learned and active research about these current issues and their connections to climate change in the Carolinas are welcome as part of the conference’s session and presentation topics. Featured topics include actionable climate science, climate resilience planning and recovery, collaborative climate adaptation, communication and engagement, economics of climate adaptation, and equitable adaptation.

S.C. Water Resources Conference

Columbia, South Carolina
Fall, 2021

The conference provides a forum for discussion of water policies, research projects, and water management. The goal is to prepare for and meet the growing challenge of providing water resources to sustain and grow South Carolina’s economy while preserving our natural resources.

A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference

Bonita Springs, Florida
December 13-16, 2021

This conference brings together professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services, in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership, to provide an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. The focus of the conference is to engage these groups to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in resource management and other societal decisions.