The 10th annual Northwest Climate Conference celebrated its 10th year this fall, bringing together more than 400 attendees from the public and private sector to share knowledge, ideas, and best practices related to climate change impacts and adaptation in the Pacific Northwest. The conference was held October 8-10 in Portland, Oregon.
This year’s conference sessions featured scientific and practitioner presentations covering a range of climate impacts important to our region, including wildfire smoke, sea level rise, extreme weather events, and health impacts. One issue explored for the first time at the conference was emerging climate risks and liability from the insurance, legal, and water sectors. The conference also included a greater focus on equity, climate justice, and community-driven approaches to increasing the resilience of communities disproportionately impacted by climate change.
Planning is underway for the 2020 Northwest Climate Conference (fall 2020). Details on the conference, including the call for abstracts and registration, will be shared as those details become available.