Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Climate change means higher sea levels and extreme storms are the new normal. Hurricane Sandy  and other recent weather events underscore the importance of preparing for climate variability. As these changing weather patterns create uncertainty, local governments, businesses and communities face the question of how to reduce their contributions to climate change, adapt to its effects and prepare for the next natural disaster.

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Come to this panel to expand your understanding of the way humans adapt to their environmental surroundings, and different ways we can become adaptive using other pioneering countries as  templates. How should New York adapt to its new found challenges?

Where: NYU Stern / Social Enterprise Association – Kaufman Management Center, 44 West 4th Street NYC NY – 5th Floor Room KMC 5-50

When: February 12 2013, 6-8 pm

Panelists: Sergej Mahnovski, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Ernest Tollerson, NYS MTA; Donna Walcavage, FASLA, LEED AP Principal/Vice President AECOM; Klaus Jacob, Geophysicist, Columbia University; David Gmach Director Public Affairs, ConEd; Rob Pirani, Vice President for Energy and Environment, Regional Plan Association

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