NEWS POSTED 09/26/2017 – TWO-DAY SUMMIT: SAFEGUARDING IDAHO’S ECONOMY IN A CHANGING CLIMATESeptember 26, 2017
Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate | November 17-17, 2017
On November 16th and 17th, 2017, a summit will be held in Boise, with satellite locations in Moscow and Pocatello. Safeguarding Idaho’s Economy in a Changing Climate is a two-day summit about Idaho’s changing climate designed to explore market-based solutions for safeguarding Idaho’s economy, health, landscape and lifestyle.
The summit is designed to address tangible risks to Idaho businesses and communities and to showcase success stories.
During the summit, Idaho business leaders and resource managers will share market-based solutions to adapt to and mitigate the effects of a changing climate. Sustainability, marketing, leadership and cost savings create the business case for planning for a changing climate. Quality of life for employees, residents and future generations is the human case for planning for a changing climate.
The Idaho Climate Summit Steering Committee:
- Heather Kimmel, Executive Director, American Lung Association in Idaho
- Bas Hargrove, Senior Policy Representative, The Nature Conservancy
- Gregg Servheen, Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society
- Jim Chandler, Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
- David New, Snake River Chapter of the Society of American Foresters
- Mark Solomon, Acting Director, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho
- Emily Erickson, Responsible Business Initiative Manager, College of Business & Economics, Boise State University
- Stefanie Krantz, Sustainability Coordinator, Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division
- Steven B. Daley-Laursen, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Society, University of Idaho, Moscow
- Bryant Kuechle, Northwest Area Manager, The Langdon Group
- Amber Bieg, Kelsey Nunez and Deb LaSalle, Warm Springs Consulting LLC