About the 1st Annual International Technical Workshop on Climate Risk:
Facing the Challenges of Global Climate Regulation, Compliance and Innovation
Wells, Maine, USA, October 20‐21, 2016
Long before the Paris Agreement1, scientists, engineers, business men and women, public officials,
academicians and non‐governmental organizations (NGOs) throughout the United States and the world
were hard at work in solving the myriad of problems associated with anthropogenic climate change.
Now, with the legislative force of the Montreal Protocol2 in support of the Agreement’s reduction goals,
it is time to bring these various communities of practice together to (1) leverage our many successes to
date to inspire future innovations through ‘lessons learned’, (2) ensure that new atmospheric
environmental regulations are timely communicated and economically implemented and (3) identify
business opportunities for related sustainable development.
That the United States remains a world industrial leader in meeting or exceeding the anthropogenicbased
goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement and adopted by the Montreal Protocol.
To ensure the technical diffusion, technology transfer and dissemination of disruptive technologies of
advances in adaptation, mitigation and resilience in related fields, in particular, the energy,
transportation and agriculture sectors.
To provide expert assistance in (1) identifying, (2) promoting and (3) adopting best‐in‐practice methods,
processes and products, including standards development (e.g., measuring progress) to stabilize and
ultimately reduce global climate change for facilities, infrastructure and manufacturing alike. This
collaborative effort is necessarily interdisciplinary and involves researchers from both the private and
public sectors, government representatives, NGOs and business leaders.
Advances in mitigation, adaptation and resilience in
Developments in energy, transportation and agriculture
Updates in regional/national/international policies and
And much more…