2019 SOUTHWEST CLIMATE SUMMIT
The next Summit is slated to be held in 2019. Keep an eye for updates and participation here. We hope to see you there!
2015 SOUTHWEST CLIMATE SUMMIT
The 2015 Southwest Climate Summit held in Sacramento, California provided the opportunity for natural resource managers, scientists, public agencies, tribes, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector to share information and expand their networks. The Summit was guided by its theme, “bridging the gap – from science to management action in climate adaptation,” to feature presentations by leading thinkers, oral and poster sessions, and workshops designed to engage participants in building collaborative partnerships for resilient southwestern landscapes. The conference included crosscutting plenary sessions covering science and policy efforts of broad interest, more-focused concurrent sessions, and time for discussion and networking between resource managers and scientists.
For more information on the Summit including the agenda, the conveners, and the participants, please see the 2015 Southwest Climate Summit Report.
2012 SOUTHWEST CLIMATE SUMMIT
The 2012 Southwest Climate Summit was held June 12-13, 2012 in Tucson, AZ. The goals of the Summit were to present the findings of the Southwest Climate Assessment and collect input from regional stakeholders for the Southwest Climate Science Center’s long-term science plan. We accomplished both goals by blending talks given by Southwest Climate Assessment authors, talks by other climate scientists and resource managers, and time for questions and discussion between and among presenters and Summit participants. Breakout sessions allowed participants to discuss, in greater detail, issues raised by the findings of the Southwest Climate Assessment and to contribute their ideas for questions or projects that should be undertaken by the Southwest Climate Science Center over the next 5 years.
For more information on the Summit including the agenda, the conveners, and the participants, please see the 2012 Southwest Climate Summit Report.