PA42A:
Climate Adaptation, Mitigation, and Resiliency Toolkits for Cities I


Session ID#: 7895

Session Description:
Today, ~54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to ~66% by 2050.  Cities represent the dominant source of human CO2 emissions, roughly 70%.  This is nearly triple the available net terrestrial or oceanic carbon sinks.   Thus, cities need tools to better understand how to reduce their emissions and improve their resiliency and adaptation approaches to a changing climate and related extreme events.  This session is designed to help researchers share information about their climate-related urban projects, including how the project was scoped with stakeholders, lessons-learned and best practices, information and tools used and what they wished they had, and further research recommendations.  From this session, we hope to identify common sets of information, tools, and principles that could help researchers and cities deal with these climate-related issues and help identify scientific investments still needed to improve these efforts.
Primary Conveners:  Jack D Fellows, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Conveners:  Anthony Janetos, Boston University, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston, MA, United States, Donald J Wuebbles, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana, IL, United States and Budhendra L Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Chairs:  Jack D Fellows, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Donald J Wuebbles, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Anthony Janetos, Boston University, The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston, MA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1637 Regional climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6334 Regional planning [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Anne Marie K Stoner, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States and Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University, Climate Science Center, Lubbock, TX, United States
Patricia Romero-Lankao1, Patrick Bourgeron2, David J Gochis1, Dale Scott Rothman1 and Olga Wilhelmi3, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States
Olufemi Omitaomu, Esther S Parish, Phil Nugent, Rui Mei, Linda Sylvester, Kathleen Ernst and Mariya Absar, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Cindy L Bruyere1, Mari R Tye1, Greg J Holland1 and James Done2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Budhendra L Bhaduri, Wui Lu, Cheng Liu, Gautam Thakur and Rajasekar Karthik, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Rebecca A French1, Alexander J. Felson2, Elizabeth Kirmmse1 and Katherine Hagemann1, (1)University of Connecticut, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Groton, CT, United States, (2)Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, United States
Jean Patricia Palutikof1, David Rissik2, Fahim N Tonmoy2 and Sarah Boulter2, (1)National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Griffith University, QLD, Australia, (2)National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Griffith University, Australia
Patrick S Obrien, US Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District, San Francisco, CA, United States, Hans R Moritz, US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, OR, United States and Kathleen D White, US Army Corps of Engineers,, Institute for Water Resources, Washington, DC, United States

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