90% of the world’s urban areas are located on coastlines. Public managers need climate projections in order to appropriate resources to strengthening infrastructure, particularly underground public transportation and sewer systems. The question is –can we project impact with enough certainty to invest in projects that will ensure resiliency?
Please join the Earth Institute and Columbia University on Monday, October 29th at 6pm for an exciting discussion on how we can better prepare for the impacts of climate change. Our panel of experts will discuss the ability to plan for climate variability and how to integrate climate science into decision-making.
– Steven Cohen, Executive Director, The Earth Institute, Moderator
– Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Panelist
– Lisa Goddard, Director, The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Panelist
– Sergej Mahnovski, Director of Energy Policy, New York City Mayor’s Office, Panelist
– Maarten van Aalst, Director, The Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre, Panelist
The event is being held in the Rotunda at Low Library on Columbia’s Morningside campus. A reception will follow the formal panel to provide an opportunity for guests to continue the discussion informally.
This event is open to the public and registration is recommended.