Introducing mitigation and adaptation in a climate risk context

15 Feb 2024
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Introducing mitigation and adaptation in a climate risk context

15 Feb 2024
About the speaker
  • Heidi Roop
    Heidi Roop
    Director at University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership
    Dr. Heidi Roop is the Director of the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership and an Assistant Professor of Climate Science and Extension Specialist at the University of Minnesota. Her research and Extension programs combine cutting-edge climate science and effective science communication to increase the use and integration of climate change information in decision-making at a range of scales—from city and state to national and international levels. Her climate science research takes her around the world from Antarctica to California to the shores of Lake Superior. Her recent science communication efforts were focused on her book, The Climate Action Handbook, which outlines in a highly visual format, everyday ways we can contribute to collective and individual climate solutions. In addition to her appointments at the University of Minnesota, she also is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

Key takeaways

Together adaptation and mitigation are the solution to climate change.

Investments in mitigation and adaptation are imperative to manage climate risks.

Small businesses need to analyse how they contribute to climate risks and pursue solutions.