Climate Program Office Director Wayne Higgins is scheduled to attend the Pan Pacific International Conference on Climate Change Agenda (PPICCA) in Taipei, Taiwan from Sept. 26 - Oct. 3, 2014.
Dr. Higgins will provide a Keynote presentation on U.S. and NOAA activities related to climate change resilience. with an emphasis on the President's Climate Action Plan. He will also provide a second panel presentation on specific NOAA capabilities and products related to climate adaptation using both domestic and international examples.
Additional side meetings include a bilateral discussion to explore future collaborative work between the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency and NOAA, as well as a visit and presentation to the Taiwan Central Weather Bureau (CWB). Dr. Higgins will be accompanied by John Marra (NESIDS/NCDC Regional Climate Services Director for the Pacific region) and Sky Yang (NWS/NCEP). Other U.S. participants include EPA and academic representatives.