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West Coast Climate Strategies Forum
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (San Diego, CA)


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Climate Strategies Forum events are the premier programs featuring formal climate change preparedness for credit applicable to credentials issued under the CCO CertificationTM program.  The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations, a Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring session, CCO Roundtable sessions, networking events, a tools and methodologies showcase and a tabletop exhibition.

Program Highlights:

  • Earn credits for the CCO CertificationTM program and satisfy continuing education requirements for your employer or other credentialing bodies
  • Women's Climate Collaborative Speed Mentoring Events
  • Plenary sessions and breakout panels on cutting edge topics featuring experts from the public and private sectors
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase
  • CCO Roundtable networking sessions
  • ACCO working group meetings
  • Networking events and off-site tours




Climate Fundamentals Academy:
Colorado Regional Workshop (Part 1 of 3)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO)


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The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Golden, Colorado to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO’s CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific northwest. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.



2016 Rising Seas Summit
Intercontinental Hotel (New Orleans, LA)


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In its third year as the premier annually convening national program on sea level rise, the 2015 Rising Seas Summit was hosted in Boston, Massachusetts and brought more than 300 professionals together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events.  Program highlights from the 2015 Summit included:

  • 24 plenary sessions featuring elected officials, Federal agency leaders, recognized thought leaders and scientific experts
  • 12 breakout panel discussions examining best practices on modeling and planning for sea level rise, providing case studies from existing efforts, quantifying the term economic implications of sea level rise, making sound investments, planning for more frequent and significant extreme events
  • 3 CCO Training Bootcamps TM on leveraging climate data and tools, stakeholder engagement and organizational change strategies and adaptation planning
  • Off-site tours (to be announced) of adaptation and resilience project sites
  • Metcalf Institute workshop for environmental journalists
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase and Poster Session feature presentations from technical experts in the public and private sectors
  • Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring event
  • CCO Roundtable networking lunch in which senior officials and experts from across sectors share their experience and wisdom with attendees

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