|Title||Knowledge action networks and regional climate change adaptation|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Type of Article||Letter|
“Adaptation to the Natural and Social Impacts of Regional Climate Change” (RCC) was created in 2009 as an adjunct session to the Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS). The 2010 RCC endorsed the development of Knowledge Action Networks, and defined their properties in some detail. The 2011 RCC concentrated on its strategic relationship with the STS Forum and on successes and challenges of several newly initiated knowledge action networks. The 2012 RCC was co-organized by the Research Institute for Innovative Technology and the Environment (RITE), The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), the Sustainability Solutions Institute of UC San Diego (SSI), as well as the STS Forum itself. The participants reviewed best practices in promoting adaptation to regional climate change, informed in part by how coastal cities and regions are preparing for sea level rise.