Coming Up: Westchester Climate Summit

19 Aug, 2014

By Joyce Newman, Environmental Reporter

Pace University Law School's Environmental Center

Pace University Law School’s Environmental Center in White Plains


Pace University Law School’s Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC) are teaming up on Friday, September 12 to host a conference on the impacts of climate change in Westchester County and the surrounding New York metropolitan region.


The day’s events at the Judicial Institute, on the campus at 78 North Broadway in White Plains, will include remarks, presentations, and panel discussions from local and nationally known scientists, experts, and policy-makers. There’s more information at this site, and you can register here. General admission is $35 until Sept. 5.


Distinguished keynote speakers Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA Goddard Space Center) and Professor Michael Gerrard (Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School) will discuss the formidable threats of climate change to the region and outline solutions and strategies available to municipalities to address these threats.


Climate change topics to be covered will include coastal resiliency; regional examples of solution/strategies; a Climate Showcase Community; microgrids; NYS Climate Change Plan; and ways to achieve more energy independence and stability.


The conference is open to the public, but registration will be limited. For information please call FCWC at (914) 422-4053 or email fcwc@fcwc.org. You can also contact Laura Jensen, Associate Director of Environmental Law Programs at Pace, with questions.
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