Regions are increasingly engaging with the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but tracking progress in GHG mitigation can be challenging. An approach known as “Contribution Analysis” can offer insights to the many factors working for and against the intended outcome. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability has built a toolkit designed to assist communities in the application of contribution analysis techniques. NARC has developed a webinar along with ICLEI, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to explore this toolkit and the ways that regional councils have been able to use it to conduct contribution analysis for their regions. Speakers: Eli Yewdall, Senior Program Officer, ICLEI Maia Davis, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Rob Graff, Manager, Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Older Americans Act 101: An Introduction (August 15, 2019)
The federal Older Americans Act (OAA) funds critical services for older adults and their caregivers in regions across the country. Current legislation expires at the end of September, which means Congress will soon embark on an OAA reauthorization process to ensure funding for critical programs continues. The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) has teamed up with the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) to create an introductory webinar on the OAA and its upcoming reauthorization. Featuring a guest speaker from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), we will discuss: • Current OAA legislation, including titles and programs of interest to Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) and regions; • Recently introduced OAA reauthorization draft language and areas of concern; • How you can get more involved in the advocacy of OAA reauthorization as the September 30 deadline approaches. Guest Speaker: Autumn Campbell, Senior Director, Public Policy and Advocacy, n4a
Older Americans Act 101: An Introduction (August 13, 2019)
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has kicked off the transportation reauthorization process with passage of a highway title out of Committee last week. This webinar will be an opportunity to hear from NARC staff about what the bill contains, especially as it relates to regional and local priorities, and ask questions about the substance of the bill and the process moving forward.