Climate & Sustainability Working Group
The APA International Division has recently established a Climate & Sustainability Working Group. The goals of the new Climate & Sustainability Working Group are to:
- Foster discussion related to international dimensions of climate action, resilience, and sustainability within APA and abroad
- Bring overseas innovations in resilience and climate action planning to American planners and communities
- Better understand the US’s achievement of the SDGs especially related to planning
- Increase US planner visibility in international SDG and climate processes
- Facilitate International Division planners to help the world meet the SDGs and the 1.5 degrees Paris Agreement target.
The first Working Group webinar will be a World Town Planning Day (WTPD) session entitled, "Inclusively Resilient Urbanism". The session will take a comprehensive look at how to make climate action more inclusive and how to plan for climate adaptation and mitigation in ways that improve development sustainability and address social inequalities.
A second webinar, tentatively planned for early in 2022, will present climate action planning strategies and methodologies.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the working group or getting updates on upcoming webinar opportunities, please email our Working Group Coordinator, Jessica Schmidt, at JessicaRSchmidt@gmail.com.