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Regional adaptation for climate change - panel discussion - Shared screen with speaker view
Antonia Machado (she/her) Metro
13:15
Closed Captioning is provided throughout the whole Summit.
Palmore, Derek
14:29
continuity
MG Devereux (He/Him)
14:31
life
Melissa Rowe Soll (she/her)
14:39
interdependence
Ashley Short (she/her) Tualatin Riverkeepers
14:40
sustainable
Rachel Coker, City of Ridgefield
14:41
collaboration
Kammy Kern-Korot, West Multnomah SWCD
14:44
reliable food supply
Janelle St. Pierre (she/her), Clean Water Services
14:44
Connectivity
Heather Nelson Kent (she/her)
14:46
reciprocity
Eric Butler (he/him)
14:52
Adaptability
Jeffrey Lee (he/him) - EDRR/NA/BIOSCI
14:53
uplifting
Jill McPherson
14:58
Resilience
Micah Meskel (he/him) Portland Audubon
15:00
nurturing
Whitney (she/her)
15:00
Intergenerational thinking
Jen Yocom, (she/her) NW Natural
15:01
collaborative policymaking meets innovation
Nikkie West
15:05
whole
Carrie Sanneman (MCDD, she/her)
15:11
bounce back
Owen Wozniak
16:17
The question: What does a resilient social and ecological region mean to you? What standards do you use to define a resilient region?
Marina Hepler
21:57
Can you elaborate on the idea of social and ecological resilience being the same?
Owen Wozniak
25:38
I'm struck by the notion that we're only as resilient as our most vulnerable members. The resonates.
Marina Hepler
27:49
Thanks for the answer! I have another question: do you think that federal, state, and local governments are equipped to handle the ecological changes coming down the line, or is it more likely that the burden will rest on organizations wholly unequipped to deal with them? Do you think we’ll need to see large-scale governmental change in order to actually address climate disaster?
Owen Wozniak
27:58
The question: What are the greatest contributors of climate change in the region?
Janelle St. Pierre (she/her), Clean Water Services
31:38
How do we overcome the fear of loss of power that shows up in the conservation community when we look at conservation from a human/nature connectivity perspective?
Amira Streeter (she/her)
32:20
More on Climate Adaptation Framework: https://www.oregon.gov/lcd/CL/Pages/Adaptation-Framework.aspx
Eric Butler (he/him)
32:27
I almost wonder if "resilient" is even the right frame--some things (such as racism or the fossil fuel economy) have proven to be extraordinarily resilient to very necessary change.
MG Devereux (He/Him)
35:24
green infrastructure like built infrastructure needs maintenance, care, and investment.
Owen Wozniak
38:24
Janelle: here are my two cents. I think the conservation community has typically looked backwards to notions of historical baselines and "pre-contact" or "pristine" conditions. This paradigm is clearly incorrect and also problematic. I think "resilience" is a way of reorienting to a forward looking perspective. I think we as a conservation movement need to find a ways to embrace all sorts of change, social and ecological.
Owen Wozniak
38:54
That doesn't mean "giving up" on ecological health. It means moving completely past the human/nature binary thinking that has tripped us up.
Georgena Moran (she/her)
40:30
Leander Lacy, the keynote, also expressed that societal and environmental marginalization intersect. Eg: Racism and ableism impacts climate change. I encourage anyone who missed it to check out the recording.
Janelle St. Pierre (she/her), Clean Water Services
41:35
Totally agree. Just trying to figure out how to get some collective understanding of this and move past current roadblocks in the conversation. Role for TIA going forward?
Nicole Johnson (She/Her)
41:54
Collective solutions!
Owen Wozniak
42:55
The question: What are the unique effects of climate change in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region? Who is most affected? How will this continue to evolve without adaptations?
Owen Wozniak
43:47
And the next question:
Owen Wozniak
43:48
What equitable adaptations are needed to create aresilient region? What systems/policies/programs/actions are needed to achieve this?
MG Devereux (He/Him)
50:59
And take the time needed to build those relationships
Lisa (she/her)
51:04
yes
Oriana (she/her) Magnera (Verde)
51:26
Spectrum of engagement to ownership: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=https%3A%2F%2Fd3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net%2Ffacilitatingpower%2Fpages%2F53%2Fattachments%2Foriginal%2F1596746165%2FCE2O_SPECTRUM_2020.pdf%3F1596746165%23%3A~%3Atext%3DThe%2520Spectrum%2520of%2520Community%2520Engagement%2520to%2520Ownership%2520charts%2520a%2520pathway%2Cexcluded%2520from%2520democratic%2520voice%2520%2526%2520power.
Janelle St. Pierre (she/her), Clean Water Services
57:35
Thank you. Point taken on the 'conservation community'. Really struggling with the white dominant conservation voice and my own privalege.
Eric Butler (he/him)
57:41
I also feel like everyone has their own point of entry to caring about "the environment", and sometimes when people with different points of entry are communicating it can feel like they're trying to invalidate each other's perspectives, like there's only one "right" way to care and engage. But it doesn't have to be an either/or choice...
Owen Wozniak
58:11
The question: With all the urgency and fear associated with the climate crisis, what gives you hope about our region's ability to adapt to the coming changes?
Owen Wozniak
01:00:42
I feel like all roads are leading to fundamental questions of justice. We need justice.
Jeffrey Lee (he/him) - EDRR/NA/BIOSCI
01:02:03
There's so many ways to go about with this, but how would you start approaching an underserved community to better understand their inequity and climate change challenges??It'd be so amazing to arrive at a place where ecologists and planners and community members and stakeholders can just get together for lunch, to have a space to just talk and begin healing trust!
Owen Wozniak
01:04:13
Great recommendation, Rose!
Rose Graves
01:04:38
If you have not read, you might enjoy the book All We Can Savehttps://www.allwecansave.earth/anthology
Oriana (she/her) Magnera (Verde)
01:05:20
@Jeffrey Lee food is the most important tool for community building and trust development
Melissa Rowe Soll (she/her)
01:07:30
When the climate movement focuses on the world we want to see, I take hope! Imagine: soot free, quiet cities; ag systems that sequester carbon and interrupt soil loss; beautiful green cities free of urban heat islands… and yes, a more inclusive, just society
Ashley Short (she/her) Tualatin Riverkeepers
01:07:49
Thank you panelist!
Antonia Machado (she/her) Metro
01:07:52
https://gratavid.com/note?noteId=24311e59-0c73-4b42-a843-88bc67bc1ac8&cId=a299dcf1c0cad5ae4067e79ee8089e9a976169dd0dd7959f8b9ddb4b24c861c4
MG Devereux (He/Him)
01:08:05
Thanks for the great discussion!!
Janelle St. Pierre (she/her), Clean Water Services
01:08:18
Thank you!
Mary Logalbo (she/her)
01:08:19
Thank you!!!
Jeffrey Lee (he/him) - EDRR/NA/BIOSCI
01:08:21
Thanks so much!!!
Nicole Johnson (She/Her)
01:08:31
Thank you!!!
Rosa Lehman (she/her) Portland BES
01:08:31
THank you!
Lisa (she/her)
01:08:31
thank you