The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership in Charlotte County is hosting a free, virtual summit to share knowledge, showcase action, engage leadership, and mobilize the collaboration needed to tackle the challenges of climate change and sea level rise. The 2021 Southwest Florida Climate Summit includes expert presentations with interactive question-and-answer sessions to exchange ideas on expanding the region’s climate resiliency. The public event runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 6, and registration is required.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will provide an opening address on the U.S. Senate Climate Caucus, which will be followed by discussions led by the Florida Environmental Protection Agency Water Division Director Jeaneanne Gettle and Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary and Chief Resiliency Officer Noah Valenstein, who will lead a Q&A.
For the day’s full list of speakers and topics, click here