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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.

Speakers include:
– Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University; NPCC Co-Chair
– Alex Halliday, Director, The Earth Institute
– Bill Solecki, Hunter College/CUNY; NPCC Co-Chair
– Daniel Zarrilli, PE, Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor
– James Gennaro, Deputy Commissioner for New York City Sustainability and Resiliency at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
– Susanne DesRoches, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Energy, New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
– Alan Cohn, Climate Program Director, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
– Alexander Durst, Principal and Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization
– Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning, New York City Department of City Planning
– Julie Pullen, Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence
– Vivien Gornitz, Columbia University; Member, New York City Panel on Climate Change
– Sheila Foster, Georgetown Law; Member, New York City Panel on Climate Change
– Klaus Jacob, Columbia University; Member, New York City Panel on Climate Change
– Richard Moss, Visiting Fellow, American Meteorological Society
– Sam Carter, Director of the Resilience Accelerator at 100 Resilient Cities, Rockefeller Foundation
– Kerry Constabile, Climate Advisor, Executive Office of the UN Secretary General
– Kathy Robb, Principal, Sive, Paget and Riesel
– Seth Schultz, Founder, Urban Breakthroughs
– Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University; Member, New York City Panel on Climate Change
– Chris Ward, Board Chair, Waterfront Alliance

Complimentary registration is available for NPCC members and the scientists, academics, government representatives and private sector practitioners who have supported and utilized their work. If you have not received a personal invitation and are interested in complimentary registration, please submit a request to sustainability@nyas.org.