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Upcoming Events & Programs
 

JUN
21-23
2016

Partner Event:
Environmental Leader Conference
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center (Denver, CO)
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JUL
18-20
2016

 

East Coast Climate Strategies Forum
Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City (Arlington, VA)
www.ClimateStrategiesForum.org

 
 

Sponsored by:







 

Co-presented by:





 
 

Climate Strategies Forum events are the premier programs featuring formal climate change preparedness for credit applicable to credentials issued under the CCO CertificationTM program.  The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations, a Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring session, CCO Roundtable sessions, networking events, a tools and methodologies showcase and a tabletop exhibition.

Program Highlights:

  • 20+ CCO Training BootcampsTM
  • Women's Climate Collaborative Speed Mentoring Events
  • Plenary sessions and breakout panels on cutting edge topics featuring experts from the public and private sectors
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase
  • CCO Roundtable networking sessions
  • ACCO working group meetings
  • Networking events and off-site tours

Register by January 15, 2016 for the best rates!


AUG
24-25
2016

 

 

 

Climate Fundamentals Academy:
South Florida Regional Workshop (Part 3 of 3)
Fort Lauderdale Beach Community Center (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
http://SouthFlorida.ClimateFundamentals.org

 
 

Hosted by:

 

Co-presented by:

APA-Broward Chapter,
CLEO Institute &
FIU College of Architecture and the Arts

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO’s CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

Produced and offered in partnership with the City of Fort Lauderdale, American Planning Association's Broward Chapter, the Florida International University College of Architecture and the Arts, and the CLEO Institute, workshop participants will build upon foundational knowledge from the first two workshops in this series by learning about materiality and climate risk assessment, making the business case for climate action and strategies for engaging across organizational and jurisdictional boundaries with a regional focus added for Florida. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.


SEP
7-8
2016

 

Integrated Renewables Workshop
Loyola University (Chicago, IL)
http://Renewables.ACCOonline.org

 
 

Sponsored by:





 

Co-presented by:









 
 

This interactive program will enable attendees to learn from leading practitioners with experience guiding renewables projects from start to finish at their organizations. The program will be comprised of training activities, interactive exercises, hands-on learning opportunities for successfully navigating the intricacies of renewable energy projects, and case studies from different industries illustrating strategies for addressing challenges and opportunities related to establishing a comprehensive renewables strategy. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of the renewables marketplace, and a plan for engaging the right stakeholders to integrate cutting edge initiatives into the energy strategies of their organizations.

Program Highlights:

  • Formal training from ACCO bootcamps such as Energy-201 (Developing and Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy), Commodities-101 (Understanding and Leveraging RECs), and Governance-101 (Engaging Stakeholders and Establishing Strategies for Organizational Change)
  • Panel discussions and interactive exercises on technology and contracting options, gaining executive buy-in for projects, guiding the implementation process, monitoring results and communicating the benefits of renewable energy work internally and externally
  • Showcase presentations featuring case studies from leading edge initiatives

SEP
27-28
2016

 

 

 

Climate Fundamentals Academy:
National Capital Regional Workshop (Part 2 of 3)
Law Office of Dentons (Washington, DC)
http://DC.ClimateFundamentals.org

 
 

Sponsored by:



 

Co-presented by:

District Department of Energy and the Environment and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO’s CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

Held in partnership with the District Department of Energy & Environment, Metropolitan Washington Council on Governments, Exelon and Dentons, workshop participants will learn from experts on the fundamentals of managing greenhouse gas emissions, related energy, water and food considerations, and the evolving climate change law and policy policy landscape all with a regional focus added for the National Capital Region. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.



OCT
19-21
2016

 

West Coast Climate Strategies Forum
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (San Diego, CA)
www.ClimateStrategiesForum.org

 
 

Sponsored by:



 

Co-presented by:



 
 

Climate Strategies Forum events are the premier programs featuring formal climate change preparedness for credit applicable to credentials issued under the CCO CertificationTM program.  The Forum also features a suite of keynote conversations, a Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring session, CCO Roundtable sessions, networking events, a tools and methodologies showcase and a tabletop exhibition.

Program Highlights:

  • 20+ CCO Training BootcampsTM
  • Women's Climate Collaborative Speed Mentoring Events
  • Plenary sessions and breakout panels on cutting edge topics featuring experts from the public and private sectors
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase
  • CCO Roundtable networking sessions
  • ACCO working group meetings
  • Networking events and off-site tours

Register by February 29, 2016 for the best rates!


NOV
7-8
2016

 

 

Climate Fundamentals Academy:
Colorado Regional Workshop (Part 1 of 3)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO)
http://Colorado.ClimateFundamentals.org

 
 

Hosted by:

The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) is offering a series of 2-day training academies in Golden, Colorado to enable attendees to satisfy all course requirements for the Climate Governance Certificate, a credential issued through ACCO’s CCO CertificationTM Program. These academies will provide curriculum on topics including understanding climate science and variability, identifying climate hazards and conducting vulnerability assessments, basics of greenhouse gas accounting, explanations of the food-water-energy nexus, and fundamental governance and stakeholder engagement strategies.

Produced and offered in partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, workshop participants will learn from experts about the implications of climate change with a regional focus added for Northern California and the pacific northwest. Professionals from the public and private sectors, higher education and the NGO community will benefit from the classroom-style, interactive training activities.


DEC
13-15
2016

 

 

2016 Rising Seas Summit
Venue TBA (New Orleans, LA)
www.RisingSeasSummit.org

 
 

Host Partner:

 
 

In its third year as the premier annually convening national program on sea level rise, the 2015 Rising Seas Summit was hosted in Boston, Massachusetts and brought more than 300 professionals together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events.  Program highlights from the 2015 Summit included:

  • 24 plenary sessions featuring elected officials, Federal agency leaders, recognized thought leaders and scientific experts
  • 12 breakout panel discussions examining best practices on modeling and planning for sea level rise, providing case studies from existing efforts, quantifying the term economic implications of sea level rise, making sound investments, planning for more frequent and significant extreme events
  • 3 CCO Training Bootcamps TM on leveraging climate data and tools, stakeholder engagement and organizational change strategies and adaptation planning
  • Off-site tours (to be announced) of adaptation and resilience project sites
  • Metcalf Institute workshop for environmental journalists
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase and Poster Session feature presentations from technical experts in the public and private sectors
  • Women's Climate Collaborative speed mentoring event
  • CCO Roundtable networking lunch in which senior officials and experts from across sectors share their experience and wisdom with attendees

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