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NECI Steering Committee & Monthly Member Meetings - Shared screen with speaker view
Doug Steele APLU
22:54
Our tornado alarm just went off so I'm heading to the basement!! I'll try to log on my phone if I can get a connection.
Stacy DeVeau
23:09
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension. 4-H Youth Development. Happy to be here.
D'Ann Williams
33:35
Is it ok to share the Action Items outside of USDA and EXT?
Roslynn McCann
34:01
Our NECI action items coming out of the April Climate Change forum have been published and shared widely. We continue to work at the federal level with ECOP and others one how begin addressing the items. Here’s a link to the doc https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fuHRwBMF2PP87cxEt7a40SGHms1B808e/view
D'Ann Williams
34:02
Perfect, thank you!
Roslynn McCann
34:31
*on how to
Aranzazu Lascurain
35:16
Hi everyone, we at the SE Climate Adaptation Science Center do a lot of climate extension as it connects to ecosystems.
Aranzazu Lascurain
35:28
https://secasc.ncsu.edu/
Roslynn McCann
35:43
Great to see the CASCs participating!
Aranzazu Lascurain
36:02
You might know Gregg Garfin and Toni Lyn Morelli
Bob Kopp (he/him)
36:13
https://doi.org/10.1029/2021EO158178https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-021-03029-9
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
37:18
Dr. Kopp's website and bio at https://www.bobkopp.net/
David Kay
45:04
Scott Peters' website: https://cals.cornell.edu/scott-j-peters
Pam Knox, Univ. of Georgia
48:45
We are starting something like this in Georgia at https://www.georgiaclimateproject.org/. Mainly universities, although there are allied groups that are in industry etc.
Roslynn McCann
48:54
Great! Dr. Kopp: Are the climate resilience corps students paid? Equitable/competitive pay?
Aranzazu Lascurain
49:41
@Pam: is that program connected to UGA?
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
50:08
Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience (C2R2) Initiative: https://c2r2.rutgers.edu/
Pam Knox, Univ. of Georgia
50:13
UGA is one of the nine universities in the state that are involved.
Aranzazu Lascurain
52:47
Thanks, Pam
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
53:11
U.S. Global Change Research Program: https://www.globalchange.gov/
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
53:19
Trans-agency model
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
54:35
Really encouraging to see the 'Center climate justice' as a core principle of this concept
David Kay
55:54
Could you talk about the differences as you see them between a "climate extension agent" in every county and agents in other program areas in every county who do climate work within those program areas?
Tracy Morgan
57:54
So a climate 'unit' in every county/tribal entity?
Roslynn McCann
58:08
We have discussed approaching federal
Pam Knox, Univ. of Georgia
58:08
We have 159 counties in GA.
Mark Megalos
59:28
Video of C2R2 (4 visual learners:)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSDjYg_V70Q
Vanessa Greenlee (she/her)
59:36
Hard to draw the line around climate extension in agriculture, expands almost immediately to transportation, energy, so many areas…
Tracy Morgan
01:00:30
Correction: climate 'unit' equivalent to Y&F and ANR for example one for each LGU etc.
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
01:04:02
Is alignment with the USGCRP a natural path in this direction?
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
01:04:45
(proactive alignment of NECI w/ USGCRP to liaise with all of the national agencies)
Joel Haskard
01:06:28
I would love to see real ghg / carbon reduction being part of the core work of this Climate/ Extension work. We don't need a lot more research or basic climate education -- we need communities across the states we work with implementing projects... NOW
Aranzazu Lascurain
01:06:44
Are there Land Grants that are embracing “climate extension” so far?
Aranzazu Lascurain
01:07:01
+1 Joel
Katy Hintzen
01:07:16
Agree with Joel most of the extension capacity I have seen around climate change is focused on adaptation and very little on mitigation
Pam Knox, Univ. of Georgia
01:07:34
In GA we have mostly tried providing climate ed to ANR agents
Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension
01:07:37
@Arazazu: yes, there are some climatologists and climate-focused staff in some LGU Extension states
Aranzazu Lascurain
01:08:11
We have a great one here at NC State but not getting the larger extension service on board yet
Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension
01:08:33
@Aranzazu: I am one of them, and there are others, but we could use more!
Aranzazu Lascurain
01:08:54
Yes, I am planning a meeting later this summer with Kathie Dello
Tracy Morgan
01:09:01
Comment: I fear we are generating so many initiatives and consortiums... as an Extension Professional I would appreciate some streamlining in systems and designated go-to sources or bulletins.
Katy Hintzen
01:09:15
Do you feel like a separate Climate Grant will politicize things (with only certain states wanting to establish such an institution) compared to building climate capacity/expertise in existing extension programming
Roslynn McCann
01:09:18
@Aranzazu, see Extension Climate & Extreme Weather Programming: Successes, Challenges & Opportunities https://online.flippingbook.com/view/310442/
Aranzazu Lascurain
01:09:33
Thx, Roslynn
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
01:10:08
+1 @Tracy :)
David Kay
01:10:41
Tenured climate faculty good, IMO. BUT ONLY IF THE TENURE REQUIREMENTS SHIFT TO VALUE AND REWARD engaged research and extension more than they do now.
Roslynn McCann
01:11:08
Yes to David Kay’s comment!
Melissa A Wyatt
01:11:27
Even having interdisciplinary faculty that may have a background in more than one issue.
Jenifer Wightman
01:11:37
Joel, yes! GHG mitigation that is Real Permanent and Verifiable, so that we remain literally accountable and can track our progress. (And of course, we will need a process to figure that out all our trials/strategies, but that is a great way for research to help us iterate as we go forward in implementing sequential strategies.
MaryAnn Capehart
01:12:02
I'm having technical problems with my sound. have a good meeting I will have to join you next time.
Jennison Kipp (she/her)
01:12:41
Yes, David - indeed. Caps merited.
Vanessa Greenlee (she/her)
01:15:58
County to county
David Kay
01:17:20
Things also differ from rural to urban, which correlates to politics. The source of funding and the face we present to communities will need to vary as others say. I'm hoping we deal more successfully as a system with rural/urban interdependencies in the context of climate.
Katy Hintzen
01:18:39
Agree with Joel I've been a Climate Extension Agent in rural Michigan and urban Honolulu and the messaging/approach is radically different. Whatever funding happens and the branding around it needs to be flexible enough to let that happen.
Sarah-Mae Nelson (she/her)
01:18:44
Rapid responses to events like the current one in the PNW is key - this is an interesting article from 2019 regarding perception of change - https://www.pnas.org/content/116/11/4905
Gwen
01:19:58
Rural communities must have additional resources to take action by government and/or landowners. If this comes with rural funding that may help shift the political resistance.
Vanessa Greenlee (she/her)
01:20:16
+1 Gwen
Jenifer Wightman
01:20:38
Can you share more about the Rutgers Climate Corps strategies (students etc)?
Bob Kopp (he/him)
01:22:21
https://www.rutgers.edu/magazine/spring-2021/shoring-jersey-shore
Roslynn McCann
01:22:34
We have a handful of federal and regional reps on this call, perhaps not representing their respective organizations, or representing them, I’m curious about their thoughts WRT this conversation, recs. etc…
Jenifer Wightman
01:23:42
Thank you.
Joel Haskard
01:24:10
Thank you for all your work, Dr. Kopp.
Melissa A Wyatt
01:26:48
Can you list the name of the Act in the chat?
David Kay
01:27:08
This it? https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/1072
Melissa A Wyatt
01:27:38
Yes, thank you David.
Vanessa Greenlee (she/her)
01:32:53
On the topic of educational strategies in divergent opinions, colleague Annalisa Raymer mentions this: https://www.difficultdialogues.org/
Katy Hintzen
01:33:12
Thank you Dr. Kopp appreciate all your work!