UC Irvine Climate Solutions Summit

May 30, 2018

Beckman Center, Irvine, CA

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The Climate Solutions Summit will facilitate interactions among UC Irvine researchers, community leaders, stakeholders, and decision makers. The summit will solicit input on community needs regarding climate issues. Summit participants will help identify socially meaningful research priorities, important problems and solutions, as well as ways to improve public communication. Through this effort, the summit will foster a more diverse, inclusive, and impactful set of partnerships to develop climate solutions. The summit format is designed to emphasize community input through moderated discussions and listening sessions on topical themes. Keynote presentations will address climate solutions from both scientific and community perspectives.

Organizing Committee

Kev Abazajian (Physics & Astronomy), Steven D. Allison (EEB/ESS), Lee Bardwell (Dev & Cell Biology), Celia Faiola (EEB), Samantha Leigh (EEB), Kendra Walters (EEB), Valerie Olson (Anthropology), Jim Randerson (ESS), Kathleen Treseder (EEB)

Breakout Session Topics Include 

  • OCEANS: Creating sustainable coastal communities in the face of global environmental change.
  • WATER: The future is very dry—surviving and thriving in California’s climate variability.
  • ENERGY: Ensuring dependable, sustainable, and economical energy for California.
  • LAND MANAGEMENT: Using our lands to their fullest potential.
  • EDUCATION: Providing the next generation with the tools they need to solve environmental challenges.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Green technology for a sustainable future.
  • HEALTH: Promoting healthy air, water and environment for our community.
  • ECONOMY: What’s the bottom line? Sustainable solutions that don’t break the bank.
  • COMMUNITY: Listening and learning from each other – identifying solutions that work for us all.
  • INFRASTRUCTURE: Building resilience into critical networks and systems

Event Details 

Date: May 30, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM – 6 PM

Location: Beckman Center of the National Academies of Science and Engineering 100 Academy Dr., Irvine, CA 92617 – Directions

Climate Solutions Summit Flyer

Registration Deadline

May 21, 2018

Partners and Sponsors


UCI Center for Geospatial Data Solutions for Climate & the Environment