This interactive training session will highlight climate mitigation, and strategies to slow down, stop, or even reverse warming itself, primarily focusing on carbon emissions reduction. Climate adaptations are any measures that protect a community or ecosystem from the effects of climate change, while also building long-term resilience to evolving environmental conditions. Best practices for climate mitigation and adaptation are being developed by all Federal agencies. These efforts contribute to America's energy security and cultivate sustainable energy practices to strengthen energy independence, promote resilience, and foster environmental and fiscal stewardship. Attendees will learn what the various agencies are doing through establishing best practices and sharing lessons learned for project implementation. The discussion will include not only "inside the fence" but outreach and community engagement.
Brenda Phillips, President, Sain Engineering Associates, Inc (SEA)
Angeline Cione, Engineer Resilience, Energy, and Sustainability, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Sandrine Schultz, Sustainability and Green Building Advisor, GSA Office of Federal High Performance Green Building
John Conger, President, Conger Strategies and Solutions, LLC
Upon completion of this session attendees will:
- Recognize the differences and similarities between climate mitigation best practices and climate adaptation best practices;
- Identify how climate mitigation best practices during the planning, procurement, and implementation phases of a project will contribute to America's energy security and strengthen energy independence, promote resilience, and assist in accelerating recovery after an event;
- Recognize the linkages that lead from past climate initiatives to emerging climate policy; and
- Recognize the importance of collaboration to advance solutions, find successful financing, and achieve results in efficiency, resilience, and climate change.