EVENT: NYC Bar – INNOVATIONS IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION

INNOVATIONS IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION:

THROUGH THE LENS OF CITIES

Monday, October 7, 2013 | 6–8 pm

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Climate change is placing increasing strain on the infrastructure and resources of cities around the world. Rising sea levels, increases in heat waves, and more frequent and intense weather events demand broad adaptation initiatives and new attention to long-term resilience. As home to more than half of the world’s population, cities are becoming the first responders to climate change and are taking a leadership role in addressing its impacts. This panel will discuss adaptation initiatives being implemented in cities around the world and New York’s role within this global movement.

SPEAKERS:

AMY DAVIDSEN, Executive Director, US, The Climate Group

RADLEY M. HORTON, Associate Research Scientist, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia University

CRISTINA RUMBAITIS DEL RIO, Senior Associate Director, The Rockefeller Foundation

ELLIOTT SCLAR, Professor of Urban Planning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Professor of International Affairs, School of

International and Public Affairs Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

MODERATOR:

MICHAEL B. GERRARD, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and

Director, Center of Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

Event co-sponsored by the Committee on International Environmental Law, the

Committee on Environmental Law, the Task Force on Climate Adaptation and

the Columbia Center for Climate Change Law

This event is open to the public and free of charge, but please register at:

https://services.nycbar.org/iMIS/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=ENV100713&Website

Key=f71e12f3-524e-4f8c-a5f7-0d16ce7b3314.

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