Celebrating 2018 at the All Alliance Business Meeting


Another successful All Alliance Business Meeting brings together 70 partners to celebrate our accomplishments and make plans for the coming year.

Another successful All Alliance Business Meeting brings together 70 partners to celebrate our accomplishments and make plans for the coming year. After a welcome from Michael Wall, V.P. of Science and Conservation at the San Diego Natural History Museum, Dr. Amber Pairis, opened up with recording breaking Alliance stats (stay tuned for our Impact Report) and the story of the Alliance’s evolution as a boundary spanning organization. Next, Alex Warneke, our new Deputy Director, shared updates on the Summer Art Fellowship and the “San Diego wildlife, climate change, and you!” pocket guide as well as new initiatives around climate smart agriculture and expanding partnerships in Baja.

A few highlights from our partners:

  • Julie Kalansky, with Scripps Institution of Oceanography, shared about the 2019 San Diego Climate Summit (March 26, 2019) which will feature the CA 4th Climate Change Assessment’s San Diego regional report.

  • Shasta Gaughen, with the Pala Band of Mission Indians, shared about the 2019 Southwestern Tribal Climate Change Summit (August 13-16, 2019) which will build on key themes around food security, public health, and natural resources.

  • Laura Engeman, with the Center For Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, shared opportunities to bring more research expertise to the table.

  • Megan Jennings, with San Diego State University, shared that she will be starting a new project funded by the Strategic Growth Commission to look at co-benefits of resilient connectivity planning.

We wrapped up the meeting with a Feedback Walkabout opportunity for partners in attendance to connect and relay climate success stories and feedback to steer the Alliance in 2019.