Lynne Carter

Lynne Carter is Associate Director and Program Manager, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP) –a stakeholder-driven program focusing on serving the adaptation and climate information needs of the south-central US (TX, OK, LA, MS, AR, and TN) and Associate Director for the Coastal Sustainability Studio also at LSU, an effort to bring together designers (architects and landscape architects) with engineers and coastal scientists to rethink what might work along the coast. Dr. Carter is also the Director of the Adaptation Network, a non-profit, established (2006) to assist US communities to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities to the unavoidable impacts of climate change. She has worked on a wide range of climate change issues since 1988, has organized conferences and workshops on various aspects of climate change, including around natural resource adaptations for the New England Governors/ Eastern Canadian Premiers. She was the Regional Liaison to the 19 regions for the first U.S. National Assessment. She has developed and taught semester long and short courses (including at the Environmental Change program at Oxford), delivered more than 60 public presentations on climate change, written and contributed to articles and reports on climate change for a variety of audiences, including the most recent US National Assessment – Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States (June, 2009).  Lynne is a member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the 2013 US National Climate Assessment and a convening lead author for the SE and a lead author for the Adaptation chapter; ICLEI’s Climate Adaptation Experts Advisory Committee; and the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment Adaptation Committee. Her educational background includes science (BS, MS), science policy (MMA), and science education (Ph.D).

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