Climate Literacy: Supporting Cities Addressing Climate Change through Climate Literacy Cross Sector Collaboration

Session ID#: 27175

Session Description:
Cities are where the future happens first, including addressing climate change. In order to sustain these decadal changes in cities and the wider communities, coordinated large-scale efforts and effective partnerships are needed to equip citizens, professionals, and other key-influentials with the scientific underpinning necessary to make informed decisions for society. However, given its complexity and scale, achieving collective impact on climate literacy requires coordinated contributions from the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and society. Across the country, organizations are beginning to see the power of collaboration and reaching across traditional disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries to be truly transdisciplinary. We invite presentations related to the development, implementation, challenges, and opportunities of partnerships and/or networks that work towards enabling cross sector collaboration at city or sub-national scales to ensure Americans can address the challenges and opportunities of climate change. 
Primary Convener:  Frank Niepold III, NOAA Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Conveners:  Oksana Shcherba, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA, United States and Tamara S Ledley, Technical Education Research Centers, Cambridge, MA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kristen L I Poppleton, Climate Generation - A Will Steger Legacy, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Tamara S Ledley, Harvard University, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Cambridge, MA, United States
Joe E. Heimlich1, Cathlyn Stylinski2, Sasha Palmquist3 and Deborah Wasserman1, (1)Center of Science and Industry, Center for Research and Evaluation, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, United States, (3)Institute for Learning Innovation, Portland, OR, United States
Carrie Ferraro1, Robert E Kopp2, Rebecca Jordan3, Jie Gong4, Clint Andrews5, Lisa Marie Auermuller6, Jeanne Herb5, Janice D McDonnell7 and Sally Bond8, (1)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (3)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Departments of Human Ecology & Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (4)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (5)Rutgers University New Brunswick, School of Planning & Public Policy, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (6)Rutgers University, NJ Agricultural Experiment Station, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (7)Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Youth Development, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (8)The Program Evaluation Group, LLC, Pittsboro, NC, United States
Margie Turrin, LDEO of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, William B F Ryan, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Stephanie L Pfirman, Barnard College, New York, NY, United States

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