Climate change holds great uncertainties, but the fact of climate change is not in doubt. Cities, in which more than half the world's population now live, are ever more at risk. The New York Metro Area — with its dense population, concentration of essential infrastructure systems and high-value building stock — is particularly vulnerable.
This year, the New York Academy of Sciences published Climate Change Adaptation in New York City: Building Risk Management Response written by the New York City Panel on Climate Change. This report will set the terms of metropolitan adaptation analysis for cities everywhere.
Today, City government, The Port Authority and private insurers are developing risk management tools for identifying, assessing, and managing risks posed by climate change. Learn how experts think through complex urban climate adaptation issues — some of which are well beyond the realm of past experience — and how decisions about adaptation are being made.
Join us during Climate Week 2010 at the New York Academy of Sciences.
This event is presented as a part of Climate Week New York.
Place, Date and Time:
New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
Thursday, September 23, 2010
6-8 pm (Reception to Follow)
Gary Yohe, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Wesleyan University, NYC Panel on Climate Change
Megan Linkin, Ph.D., Swiss Re, NYC Panel on Climate Change
Christopher Zeppie, Director of the Office of Environmental Policy, Programs and Compliance at the Port Authority NY/NJ
Alyssa Katz, Pratt Center for Community Development, Author, Our Lot: How Real Estate Came To Own Us
To view resources for this event:
Visit The New York Academy of Sciences website.