News and Events

Upcoming Events

skiers in the snow

Winter Webinar: Climate threats to outdoor recreation

-

Tuesday, March 19
12-1:30pm

Many popular winter recreational activities this year have been forced to cancel or change course due to unprecedented warm temperatures and lack of snow. In January, temperatures dipped enough for Lake Nokomis to freeze just days before the opening weekend of the US Pond Hockey Championship, but above average temperatures led organizers to cancel the second weekend of the event. And last fall, organizers of the Twin Cities Marathon also made the difficult decision to call off the race as temperatures rose high enough to threaten runners’ health. Join us for a conversation with leaders in outdoor recreation across our region — including organizers of Wisconsin’s Birkie ski race — about how these events can plan for and adapt to climate change, and how we can embrace equitable action in climate adaptation. 

This webinar is co-hosted with the University of Minnesota Tourism Center.


Man shows scientific figures to a woman

Join Us on November 16 for Give to the Max

Support future climate adaptation leaders

-

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Addressing the climate crisis will take skilled leadership and vision. That’s why we’re investing in training and hiring students to develop the next generation of climate adaptation professionals. But to make this program successful, we need your support. With your donation of $25 or more by November 16, we can build a strong foundation for our student programs next year. Visit z.umn.edu/GiveMCAP to make a gift.


Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

2023 Midwest Climate Resilience Conference

Inspiring and encouraging climate adaptation in communities throughout the Midwest

-

October 25 - 27, 2023 | Duluth, MN

In collaboration with a wide range of partners and supporters, the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership (MCAP) will host the first Midwest Climate Resilience Conference, October 25 - 27, 2023 in Duluth, MN. The call for session and presentation proposals is now open. 



 

MCAP News

Job Opening: Forest Carbon and Climate Program Director

March 24, 2023

Applications are being accepted for the open position of Program Director with Michigan State University, Forest Carbon and Climate Program to engage in elevating natural climate solutions, coordinating projects, and expanding a diverse partner network.


New “Climate Forward?” Report Advocates for the Use of Climate Projection Data by Architecture and Engineering Professionals to Inform Design

March 9, 2023

Architects & Engineers (A&E) are well-positioned to use climate projection data, yet there remains a concerning lag in industry-wide adoption of these forward-looking metrics. A joint study by MCAP and national design firm HGA takes a closer look at this disconnect.


New Article Examines Climate Data Needs in the U.S. Corn Belt

March 7, 2023

This new article led by MCAP Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Suzanne Clark, examines climate information needs and priorities of stakeholders in the U.S. Corn Belt. 


Mississippi headwaters