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Northern California Climate Fundamentals Academy (Workshop #1 of 3)


  • Stanford University Address TBA Stanford, California USA (map)

Held in partnership with Stanford University, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific coast of the United States. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.

About this Workshop:

The first workshop is a primer on climate science, identifying climate hazards, conducting vulnerability assessments, leveraging climate change data and tools and understanding core principles of organizational change and stakeholder engagement strategies.  This workshop enables decision makers across roles, functions and sectors to develop a better understanding of how the implications of climate change intersect with their decision making.

Course Syllabus:

  • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
  • Excerpts from Climate-102: Understanding Climate Variability, Extreme Events & Long-Term Climate Change
  • Excerpts from Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise & Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
  • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
  • Excerpts from Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data and Tools
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
  • Case Study: Projecting Climate Change Implications for the Northern California Region
  • Special Guest Remarks from Local Officials

Registration Information:

  • Single Workshop: $595 (general) / $395 (government)
  • Complete Series: $1,495 (general) / $995 (government)
  • Early Bird Rates: Register by January 31 to save $50 on the workshop or $150 on the series
  • Registration Deadline: March 7, 2017

Confirmed Instructors:

  • Fahmida Ahmed – Director of Sustainability, Stanford University
  • Michael Anderson – State Climatologist, Division of Flood Management, California Department of Water Resources
  • Gina Blus – Business Strategy and Planning Consultant, Climate Ready Solutions
  • Cal Broomhead – Energy and Climate Program Manager, City and County of San Francisco
  • Gil Friend – Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Palo Alto
  • David Herring – Director, Communications & Education, Climate Program Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Daniel Kreeger – Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Katharine Mach – Senior Research Scientist, Earth System Science & Director, Environment Assessment Facility, Stanford University
  • Additional instructors to be announced shortly