The dangers of disaster-driven responses to climate change


Low-probability, high-consequence climate change events are likely to trigger management responses that are based on the demand for immediate action from those affected. However, these responses may be inefficient and even maladaptive in the long term.

SESYNC Hosts International Symposium

ANNAPOLIS—The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF), Resources for the Future (RFF), and University of Maryland (UMD) is convening an international symposium on June 11 to 13, 2018. Boundary Spanning:  Advances in Socio-Environmental Systems Research will bring together 250 leaders, emerging scholars, and other key individuals interested in innovating research and processes for solving socio-environmental problems. 

Boundary Spanning Symposium


Boundary Spanning Symposium

This is a closed conference for a funded group of scholars.

The symposium will explore ​the current state of socio-environmental systems research, recent advances in the field, and the unique challenges and opportunities engendered by the questions and approaches of socio-environmental systems research. In addition, the symposium will catalyze and inspire new collaborative and interdisciplinary communities of research and practice.


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