As global temperatures rise, communities are experiencing extreme heat waves, destructive wildfires, and devastating floods and storms. Vulnerable and low-income populations feel these impacts the most. At Climate Adaptation Research Symposium 2020, hosted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation, the nation’s top climate adaptation scholars will convene to share the latest social science research and develop strategies to address the impact of climate change on health, safety and well-being; migration; and economic outputs and productivity.
Climate adaptation research offers a path forward to creating resilient communities and a society that can respond to rapidly changing environmental conditions. The goal of this full-day symposium is to improve our collective understanding of the research landscape; understand existing gaps; and consider how researchers can assist in informing adaptation and resiliency policies that are urgently needed.
Climate scholars as well as leading policymakers, advocates and community leaders are invited to this cross-disciplinary dialogue.