Please Join the Center for Clean Air Policy Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative for a Briefing: Ask the Climate Question: Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Regions Honorary Co-Hosts: *U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) *U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) Wednesday, July 22, 2009 2:00 – 3:30 pm Capitol Visitor Center (SVC) Room 202/203 Please join the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative, the CCAP Urban Leaders partners Chicago, King County (Washington), and New York City, and the Rockefeller Foundation for a discussion on Capitol Hill about key lessons learned around the U.S. in urban climate adaptation. The briefing follows the recent release of CCAP's report: "Ask the Climate Question: Adapting to Climate Change Impacts in Urban Regions." Key topics of discussion include: How are the CCAP Urban Leaders partners "asking the climate question?" How do planning, funding, building, infrastructure, and land-use policy decisions affect greenhouse gas emissions and local vulnerability or resilience to the impacts of climate change? What common challenges do different counties and cities face when it comes to climate adaptation efforts? What are the Urban Leaders already doing to combat climate change and build community resilience to climate change impacts? How can the federal government support local efforts on risk assessment, adaptation planning, and implementation? Speakers: Steve Winkelman, Director of Adaptation and Transportation Programs, CCAP Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Associate Director, Climate Change Resilience, Rockefeller Foundation Joyce Coffee, Director of Policy and Research, Department of the Environment, City of Chicago Matt Kuharic, Climate Change Response Coordinator, King County Executive (Washington) Adam Freed, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York **Please RSVP to Ashley Lowe at email@example.com. For more information, please contact Josh Foster, CCAP Climate Adaptation Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about CCAP and the Urban Leaders Adaptation Initiative, please visit www.ccap.org. Refreshments provided. This is a widely attended event. Directions to event room: From the SVC main entrance on First Street NE guests should proceed down the hallway to the right side of the rotunda, past the gift shop, through the doors on the left. Proceed down the spiral stairs and finally, down the hallway to the right. Room 202/203 will be on the left. A copy of the visitor center guide including a map can be found at: http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/Visit/US_Capitol_Visitor_Guide.pdf Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. For more information about CCAP, please visit www.ccap.org.