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Innovations in Climate Adaptation: Through the Lens of Cities
Monday, October 7, 2013. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
There is no charge for this program.

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.

Moderator: Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Center of Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

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

Sponsored by: Committee on International Environmental Law, Mary Lyndon, Chair; Committee on Environmental Law, Jeffrey B. Gracer, Chair

Co-sponsored by: Task Force on Climate Adaptation, Steven Kass, Chair; Columbia Center for Climate Change Laws


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