Twin Ports Climate Conversations

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Twin Ports Climate Conversations (TPCC) is a monthly opportunity for community dialogue about questions of climate change. TPCC covers different topics monthly, focusing on perspectives of climate change impacts, adaptation responses, and opportunities for mitigation and resilience. These conversations are organized, coordinated and facilitated by staff from multiple agencies. You are invited to join the conversation.

 

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Why Minnesota Sea Grant?

Minnesota Sea Grant's role as a coordinator and facilitator of the Twin Ports Climate Conversations events supports our mission to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment.

What have we done lately?

Each month both professionals and engaged community members gather for a Twin Ports Climate Conversation. In 2020 we transitioned to hosting virtual conversations and nearly doubled our monthly attendance! Currently we welcome an average of 50 participants to our events each month.

In 2021 we covered topics that ranged from winter weather to heat waves, assisted forest migration, wetlands, and local climate resilience efforts. We also completed a large survey of our attendees and are using survey information to shape and guide the future of TPCC.

We encourage you to check out the schedule of upcoming presentations on our events page.

Participants & Audience

Twin Ports Climate Conversations are designed for anyone interested in participating in a community conversation about climate change and community preparedness and response. Conversations focus on perspectives of climate change impacts, adaptation responses, and opportunities for building community resilience and mitigation. The conversations are organized, coordinated, and facilitated by staff from Minnesota Sea Grant, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an other community organizations.    

Funding

Support for Twin Ports Climate Conversations is provided by:

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota's Lake Superior Coastal Program
  • National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Office for Coastal Management
  • Minnesota Sea Grant
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant
  • 1854 Treaty Authority
  • Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

Program Staff

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Resilience Extension Educator

Partners

  • 1854 Treaty Authority, Tribal Government
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Lake Superior Coastal Program, State/Local Government
  • U.S. Forest Service, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, Federal Government
  • Wisconsin Sea Grant, Sea Grant Programs