CLEAN Teleconference Call November 4, 2014

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Climate Change Education in Vietnam: Using Lessons Learned from the U.S.

Abstract: Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change. The country is already experiencing changes in fundamental climactic elements as well as extreme weather phenomena such as storms, heavy rains, and droughts. The frequency and intensity of natural disasters is increasing, causing enormous losses of human lives, property, and infrastructure, as well as economic, cultural, social and environmental impacts. A new effort to bring climate literacy to the country through training of provincial leaders and government workers is a first step in developing climate resilience and adaptation strategies to a population eager for economic growth. Peg Steffen will discuss the design and implementation of strategies in bringing climate literacy to this rapidly changing Southeast nation.

Bio: Peg Steffen is a former teacher with high school and college classroom teaching experiences that span 25 years in biology, physics, astronomy/geology, and environmental science. In her present position as education coordinator for NOAA's National Ocean Service, she works to provide professional development programs and online products that promote environmental and climate literacy: and (No longer available)

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