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2021 Southwest Florida Climate Summit

2023 Southwest Florida Climate Summit

The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership is hosting a free public event on March 15th & 16th, to share knowledge, showcase climate action, engage leadership across sectors, and mobilize collaboration throughout the Central & Southwest Florida region. This summit will feature innovative thinkers exchanging dialogue and ideas on expanding the region’s capacity to respond to climate challenges, and towards building increased community resiliency. Abstracts and presentations are aimed to touch on a diverse scale of areas ranging from Implications of Climate Change on Florida's Water Resources and Habitat Shifts and Migration in Response to Climate Change in our Region, to Working Together to Create More Resilient Florida Communities and Florida's Evolving Agriculture and Energy Sources.

Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and title should not exceed 15 words.


Examples of previous presentations include:

  • Evaluating the Effects of Rising Sea Levels on Coastal Freshwater Resources and Ecosystems

  • Climate and Land Use Change Impacts on Stormwater Generation in South Florida

  • Seagrass Restoration Helps Mitigate Ocean Acidification

  • Sea Level Rise and Future Environmental Trends on Big Pine Key, FL

  • Climate Change and Wildlife: Threats and Opportunities

  • Implications of Changing Climate Conditions for Birds in Florida

  • Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the United States

  • Climate Change Impacts to Tribal Lands

  • Local Government Resiliency Resources and Strategies

  • Building and More Resilient Coastal City

  • Protecting Vulnerable Populations from Extreme Heat

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