Friday, December 20, 2013

CAUSES signs on as Collaborating Org for Climate Solutions Conference

Join over 1,200 key individuals from many fields of sciences and engineering, government and policy, business and civil society to advance solutions to climate change. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia is a Collaborating Organization for the Building Climate Solutions, the 14th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment. The conference, which is sponsored by the National Conference for Science and the Environment (NCSE), will be held Jan. 28 – 30, 2014.

The conference will be organized around two areas: [1] The Built Environment; and, [2] Agriculture and Natural Resources. According to NCSE, the recent release of the first part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report reaffirms with even greater surety that climate change is occurring and poses significant challenges to humanity. The draft United States National Climate Assessment states that the impacts of climate change have "moved firmly into the present."

Keynote speakers include EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Dr. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Rachel Kyte, Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank. Participating organizations include the U.S. Green Building Council, National Institute for Standards and Technology, National Park Service, and the Department of Energy, to name a few. View the draft agenda for more details.

Register here using the code CDCU2014 to receive a discount off the registration fee. Visit to learn more about the conference.

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