As part of their monthly Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series, the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast’s (CCRUN), a NOAA CAP/RISA team, May webinar is “A Climate Resilience Research Agenda for the Greater Philadelphia Area: Updated CMIP6 Projections for the Region and a Panel Discussion with the 2021 Working Group Co-Leads.” The webinar will take place on May 3rd, 2023 at 4 pm EST. A panel discussion with the co-leads of the Climate Resilience Research Agenda (CRRA) Working Groups will be held, along with presentations of updated CMIP 6 climate projections for the Philadelphia Region. The CRRA was developed through a collaboration formed in 2019 between the City of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the Academy of Natural Sciences (ANS) of Drexel University, and Drexel University faculty and staff engaged in CCRUN. Through four working groups, 100+ participants representing over 60 organizations co-produced a preliminary list of research activities that, if undertaken, can help to make the Philadelphia region more resilient to climate change.
The final CRRA report, which will be released in May, will also include the most up to date climate projections for the region. Researchers from CCRUN downscaled CMIP6 data released in 2021 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the Philadelphia region in the beginning of 2023, timed with the publication of this report.
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