Climate Change for News Leaders Agenda

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Seminar for Great Lakes Journalists | Climate Change and the News Initiative | Training

Thursday, September 18
American Society of News Editors & Associated Press Media Editors Annual Convention
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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8:30 a.m. Check In
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf Institute

9:15 a.m.-12:30p.m.

Session 1: What Do News Audiences Need to Know About Climate Change?
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Introduction to Climate Science
Don Wuebbles, University of Illinois
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Challenges to the Status Quo: Water, Health, and Agriculture
Moderator: Michael Hawthorne, The Chicago Tribune
Jerry Hatfield, USDA
Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin
Frank Szollosi, National Wildlife Federation
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Challenges to the Status Quo: Business, Finance, and Security
Moderator: Michael Hawthorne, The Chicago Tribune
Andrew Logan, Ceres
Lt. Gen. John Castellaw (ret.), The Center for Climate and Security
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break – Participants get lunch on their own

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Session 2: Bringing it Home: How Communities Are Tackling Climate Change
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Local Approaches to Climate Preparedness and Resilience
Moderator: Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf Institute
Michel Boudrias, Climate Education Partners, University of San Diego
Karen Weigert, City of Chicago Office of Sustainability
Anna Claussen, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Scaling Up Climate Change Resilience
Moderator: Sunshine Menezes, Metcalf Institute
Chad Berginnis, Association of State Floodplain Managers
Projjal Dutta, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Steve Adams, Institute for Sustainable Communities
4:30 p.m.
Adjourn

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