Date(s) - 03/15/2019
12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
NYAS @ 7 World Trade (40th fl)
This half-day Summit will bring together climate scientists with those who use the outcomes of their research, including city planners, industry experts, policymakers, and representatives of non-governmental organizations engaged in climate mitigation efforts. Topics covered will include the latest findings of the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), and their implications for New York City and other cities seeking to identify and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate. Building on the experience of the NPCC, our speakers and panelists will present examples of how research findings have been translated into resiliency policies that are shaping the future of the City, and go on to explore the larger role of cities, the private sector, and other key stakeholders in tackling this complex issue.
This event marks the 10-year anniversary of a successful partnership between the NPCC, the city of New York, and the New York Academy of Sciences. Established in 2008, the NPCC has pushed new boundaries of urban climate science, enabling New York City to set an example for all cities of how science-stakeholder partnerships can achieve science-based responses to climate change challenges. The recommendations of the NPCC—all published in special issues of the Academy’s scholarly journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences—have been incorporated into tangible resilience policies that are helping the City to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, and to withstand the impacts of a changing climate in the decades to come.
The half-day Summit will be followed by a Networking Reception and Award Ceremony celebrating the 10th Anniversary of this groundbreaking partnership.