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Feb 20, 2024

In episode 201 of America Adapts, I'm partnering with Battelle on their Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference, ICR24, taking place April 22-24th in the heart of Washington, DC. ICR24 isn't just any conference; it's a convergence of minds, bringing together environmental professionals, scientists, researchers, students, and key leaders from the White House, Department of Energy, National Labs, Department of Defense, industry, and academia. In this episode, we have a lineup of expert guests who will delve into the core of climate resilience. First up is Justin Sanchez, a technical fellow at Battelle. Justin will ground us in Battelle's unique approach to resilience and share insights into their early work in climate adaptation. He'll also provide an exclusive preview of what to expect at ICR24. Following Justin, we're joined by John Conger of Conger Strategies. With extensive experience working in Congress and holding senior leadership positions at the Department of Defense, John will shed light on the crucial role of the public sector in climate resilience. We'll round out the discussion with Katie MacDonald from the group Tailwind, who will illuminate the strides the private sector is making in the adaptation space. It's been a long time coming, and Kate will share some encouraging news and experiences from the forefront of private sector innovation. America has been a frontrunner in climate adaptation, and our three dynamic guests today will energize you with insights into the amazing developments happening right now. We'll continue this conversation at ICR24, and for more details about the event, be sure to check out the show notes for relevant links. We’ll see you in DC!   

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