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Climate experts share insights in new report from Argonne’s America Resilient Conference

July 29, 2021

This report highlights key conference themes and can serve as a resource to coordinate research, industry, government, and community efforts to enhance climate resilience across the United States and around the world. Combating climate change is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. To discuss this challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory convened the America Resilient virtual climate conference on April 14, 2021. The report from the conference, held on April 14, is now available.

The conference featured U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Representative Sean Casten, DOE Deputy Director for Energy Justice Shalanda Baker, and other experts from government, industry, and academia.

The three key themes that emerged from the America Resilient sessions are highlighted in the new report: prioritizing environmental justice; addressing the need for high-accuracy, high-resolution climate models; and equipping decision-makers to plan for adaptation and resilience.

In case you missed the live event, the recording can be viewed here.

Read the full article by Carolyn Steele.