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Public Meeting - Addressing Climate Preparedness Competencies across Critical Infrastructure Sectors
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The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are collaborating to establish a consensus of competencies and knowledge areas aimed at integrating climate change decision-making in the Critical Infrastructure community. ACCO will be responsible for convening experts in the public and private sectors to identify, map, and assess already established capabilities, and then, augment those capabilities through the development of tools and resources.

10/21/2016
When: October 21, 2016
10:30am - 12:00pm
Where: Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, California  92101
United States
Contact: Daniel Kreeger
202.997.8673


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The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are collaborating to establish a consensus of competencies and knowledge areas aimed at integrating climate change decision-making in the Critical Infrastructure community. ACCO will be responsible for convening experts in the public and private sectors to identify, map, and assess already established capabilities, and then, augment those capabilities through the development of tools and resources.

The project is part of a larger effort by DHS, which is interested in advancing capacity in the16 critical infrastructure sectorsto be adaptive to climate change and resilient to related extreme events.

ACCO will be convening a broad range of experts from peer nonprofits and trade associations, member organizations and the academic community. The project covers all 16 of the critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Attendees of this meeting will learn about the project, discover opportunities for participation and engagement, and will have an opportunity to provide input into the administration process.

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