|The Summit has been completed. Please feel free to review the goals, agenda, presentations, and webcasts. A Summit report has been developed by the Summit Planning Committee and will be presented to the President’s Science and Technology Adviser, Dr. John Holdren, at an event on 3:30PM ET 29 September 2010. This event is open to the public and no RSVP is required. See the Summit Report Release Webcast Instructions tab for that event. The report will be posted on the Summit Report tab at 3:30PM ET 29 September 2010.|
I’m pleased to invite you to participate in this national-level discussion of effective adaptation strategies to respond to climate change and its impacts. The Summit meeting will be held in Washington, DC, on 25-27 May 2010.
Planning for climate adaptation is taking place at many scales and across many sectors. Local, state, regional, and federal users and providers of climate-related information in the U.S. are preparing to ensure adequate access to reliable and affordable water, food, energy, transportation, and health resources and services for their communities in the face of a changing climate. Public and private sectors are partnering to coordinate responses to these issues. They seek better communication of adaptation science and access to authoritative information and tools. In July 2009, I asked the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (www.ucar.edu) to work with the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President to convene a community “national climate adaptation summit” to help address these issues and to tie them into the ongoing planning of climate research and services in the Federal government.
The Summit co-chairs and I hope you will participate in this exciting meeting. We expect the output from this meeting to help guide our nation’s future climate adaptation planning, including ongoing research and service activities.
At the tabs to the left, you will find information on the goal, scope, and structure of the Summit and registration information. This is an invitation only meeting, so please register as soon as possible. We expect this Summit will fill up very quickly.
I look forward to seeing you at the Summit in May.
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology
Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy