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North Carolina Coastal Resilience Summit: Day 1 of 2
June 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
The Summit will inform the development of the North Carolina Coastal Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan under Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80 so as to propel the coastal region’s preparedness for the effects of climate changes including rising sea levels, increased frequency and severity of coastal and riverine flooding, increasing extreme weather, changing groundwater conditions and other shifting natural conditions. The Summit will also showcase a gamut of existing solutions to address the identified challenges.
In response to the Governor Roy Cooper’s Executive Order—that his cabinet agencies prepare a North Carolina Climate Risk Assessment and Resiliency Plan by March 1, 2020—the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management is partnering with a diverse group of coastal community stakeholders to convene a summit to highlight and evaluate the utility of potential strategies that could be included in state’s plan, especially as it applies to coast of North Carolina.
The Summit will identify and evaluate coastal climate risks and what potential policy and management strategies might be included in the resiliency plan. These include:
- Prioritizing the current and anticipated climate risks to the coast that will need to be addressed in the resiliency plan.
- Policy and management lessons learned from recent extreme weather.
- Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of existing and potential policies and management measures that address climate risks to coastal communities and the environment.
- Identifying and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of potential mitigation and adaptation strategies and practices that the plan might include.
- Determining research and policy gaps that need review and analysis.
Registration for this event is $45
June 11 — Program starts at 9 a.m.
June 12 — Program starts at 8:30 a.m.
The Summit is hosted by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality – Division of Coastal Management and the North Carolina Coastal Federation in coordination with Eastern Carolina Council, Cape Fear Public Utilities Authority, Albemarle Commission, Mid-East Commission, The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Sea Grant, UNC School of Government and Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP), Brooks Pierce and others.
Blocks of rooms under the group name “NC Resilience Summit” have been reserved in the following hotels:
Hampton Inn Havelock at a special rate of $94.00/night + tax. Call to reserve your room by June 5.
Holiday Inn Express at a rate of $99.00/night + tax. Call to reserve your room by May 28.
The Division of Coastal Management (DCM) has a limited amount of funding to support travel assistance for local elected officials and staff who are traveling from at least 75 miles away from Havelock. Assistance will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis and DCM will seek to ensure wide regional representation. Local government representatives from within the 20 CAMA counties will receive priority. To apply, please submit your completed application form as soon as possible, and no later than May 20th, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing Education Credits:
- American Institute of Certified Planners will receive 11.5 certification maintenance credits from the American Planning Association for participation on both days (pending approval)
- Certified Floodplain Managers will receive 10 continuing education credits from the N.C. Association of Floodplain Managers for participation on both days
- Landscape Architects will receive 10 continuing education credits from the N.C. Board of Landscape Architects for participation on both days (approved, course number 13618)
- Engineers will be given a certificate of participation to file for 11.5 PDHs for participation on both days
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.