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December 2020

Climate Cocktails

December 2, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join the Climate Adaptation Forum community for Climate Cocktails! Get to know and connect with like-minded people over a drink or two and stir up some climate action! Climate Cocktails will be held using the virtual platform Zoom. Breakout rooms allow the organizers to randomly create small groups and facilitate better, more engaging conversation. Participants will cycle through three 25-minute discussions. Need some cocktail inspiration? Click here to view our suggestions! List of cocktails kindly curated by Forum Steering Committee…

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March 2021

Think Globally, Act Locally: Municipalities Adapt to the Climate Crisis

March 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

By definition, the climate crisis is a global problem. Its impacts, however, are felt much closer to home. When increased precipitation overwhelms our municipal infrastructure or when extreme heat threatens the health of our most vulnerable neighbors, we look to our municipal governments for solutions. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum to explore the role of municipalities in climate adaptation. Experts from New England and beyond will discuss innovative adaptation strategies being implemented in their communities, state programs and frameworks that…

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June 2021

Climate Migration: International Pressures, Local Realities

June 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

Global migration in response to climate impacts is beginning to accelerate. In fact, according to a recent model by the New York Times and ProPublica, migration increases substantially as the climate changes. Migrants move for many reasons and our domestic and international policies have a big influence on not only how livable other countries remain in the face of climate change but how well migrants are able to join life in the United States. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for…

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October 2021

Networking on the Bay

October 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Narragansett Brewery, 271 Tockwotton Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Join the Climate Adaptation Forum community for an outdoors, in-person gathering at Narragansett Brewery in Providence, Rhode Island! Get to know and connect with like-minded people over a drink or two and stir up some climate action! This event is limited to 25 participants. Registration is first come, first served. If you are registered and unable to attend please notify the Forum Organizers immediately so that your place on the list can be made available to those on the wait…

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November 2021

Climate Disruptions and Dinner: How is climate change impacting our food systems?

November 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

Food is a basic human need that is not equitably accessed across the United States and globally. As a threat multiplier, Climate Change will touch every aspect of the way we feed ourselves and our families, from challenges in food production, to supply chain disruptions, to exacerbating our existing food inequalities. This means our food system--from soil and seed to table--needs to become more resilient. Join us to learn more about current threats and solutions at different scales and intervention…

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December 2021

Climate Adaptation and Energy Justice at the Federal Level

December 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Event

Unfortunately this virtual event has been cancelled. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for a special edition conversation with Shalanda Baker, Secretarial Advisor on Equity and Deputy Director for Energy Justice at the United States Department of Energy. A former member of the CAF community, Deputy Director Baker will share insights from her time in Washington and the key themes to pay attention to in the coming months. This one-hour event will consist of a presentation and moderated discussion. Shalanda H.…

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March 2022

Unprecedented Funding for Unprecedented Times: Demystifying Federal Funds for Climate Resilience

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Event

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the American Rescue Plan Act are bringing unparalleled amounts of funding to state and local governments to address climate change and its various impacts. With seemingly unending project wish lists but a limited amount of time to spend their funds, professionals in the public and private sector alike will need to take an efficient and coordinated approach to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunity for public investments. The Forum will bring speakers…

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May 2022

Networking on the Trails: Mass Audubon’s Climate Initiatives

May 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, 280 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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Join the Climate Adaptation Forum community for a learning and networking opportunity at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, MA! Mass Audubon will present on their important climate initiatives and be available for Q&A. The property will then be yours to explore! Registration Registration is free. Advance registration is required for entry.

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June 2022

Sweltering Heat Waves and Increasing Drought: Can the Northeast handle the heat?

June 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
UMass Club, 32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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In the Northeast, extreme heat and drought may seem inconsequential when it comes to our list of weather woes. However, increasingly hot summers and lower levels of groundwater are showing us that those issues are not limited to the Western US – infamous for forest fires and drought. The Forum will bring in a diverse panel of speakers who will explore what we can learn from practitioners across the country who are already feeling the heat, as well as what…

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September 2022

Risks and Opportunity Markets: Climate Change and the Housing Crisis

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

The Climate Adaptation Forum is a collaboration between the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The September Climate Adaptation Forum will focus on the impacts of climate change on the U.S. housing market– both negative consequences and potential opportunities—as well as the role and the need for affordable, climate-resilient housing in all markets across the country. Forum Co-Chairs Jason Hellendrung, Vice President, Planning & Design, Tetra Tech LinkedIn   Deanna Moran, Director…

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