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Wed, Oct 04



Climate Resilience: Designation 2050 Virtual Conversation

As Vermont gets warmer and wetter, our communities must adapt and build climate resilience for all. What projects and actions are working now? What’s needed moving forward, and how might stronger designation programs help protect communities? Join us to share your ideas.

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Climate Resilience: Designation 2050 Virtual Conversation
Climate Resilience: Designation 2050 Virtual Conversation

Time & Location

Oct 04, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


About the event

Flooding devastated much of Vermont this summer, but it’s not the only climate impact facing our people and places. We must also think about extreme heat and cold, severe storms, invasive species, disease, climate migration, energy, equity, impacted and frontline communities, and more. Luckily, Vermont communities are already hard at work.

  • What projects and actions have had a positive impact on local climate resilience in community centers and developed areas? Rural areas?
  • What actions need to happen and what challenges do we need to address moving forward? What barriers do you see, or what’s getting in the way?
  • How might Vermont’s designation programs help support stronger and more equitable climate resilience in the next 25 years?

Join Designation 2050, the Vermont Climate Action Office, and Vermont Natural Resources Council  for a Virtual Conversation. Join us to share how Vermont communities are adapting and taking action now. We’ll discuss what’s needed and what’s getting in the way and explore how designation programs can move this work forward.

The Vermont Climate Action Office (CAO) coordinates and provides significant expertise and capacity on state-led climate initiatives, as well as the monitoring, assessment and tracking of climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience activities necessary to evaluate progress over time in achieving the requirements of the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) through implementation of the Climate Action Plan. The CAO is a division within the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) Secretary’s Office.

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is a statewide environmental non-profit organization. A key part of its mission is to reduce the environmental impacts of development by promoting compact, walkable communities surrounded by farm, forest, and natural areas.

Designation 2050 is a statewide project to evaluate, reimagine, and redesign Vermont’s statewide designation programs for the next 25 years.  Authorized by the Vermont Legislature, it will develop recommendations for making the programs more impactful, more accessible to diverse communities, and simpler to manage and use.

​Vermont's State Designation Programs are managed by the Vermont Department of Housing & Community Development. The project consulting team is led by Smart Growth America, with community engagement by Community Workshop. More info: >

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