Mark Seeley at the St. Paul campus weather station.

MN Impact: National Climate Adaptation Forum Brings Decision Makers Together

August 30, 2018

Objective

Participation in national events on climate adaptation will allow Minnesota researchers and Extension specialists to share information with a broader audience (reported as the number of attendees).

Issue

Developing solutions that allow for adaptation to climate change is of national and even worldwide interest but sharing information and effective solutions across regions and national borders can be challenging.

What has been done

In 2017, the annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership Conference (MCAP) was held in collaboration with the 3rd Annual National Adaptation Forum. The three-day event took place in St. Paul and attracted participants from 48 states, the District of Columbia, two territories, three Canadian provinces and five additional countries.

Results

In total, 1065 participants attended including 227 from Minnesota. The forum provided an excellent opportunity for professionals from the private and public sectors to get together and share information and new solutions around how to best prepare for and respond to the effects of climate change.