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Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC

Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC

Friday, March 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

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.

Photo Credit: The Day After Yesterday by [mementosis] available under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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.

Registration

Member
$10
Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
$80
Nonmember Corporate, Other
$95
Nonmember Not for Profit
$80
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
$40
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
$5

If you have not received a personal invitation directly from the NPCC co-chairs, please do not attempt to register with a comp code.  Your registration will be cancelled.  

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Speakers

Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE,
Daniel A. Zarrilli, PE,

Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor

Alex Halliday, PhD,
Alex Halliday, PhD,

Director, The Earth Institute

Kathy Robb, JD,
Kathy Robb, JD,

Principal, Sive, Paget & Riesel

James Gennaro
James Gennaro, MS,

Deputy Commissioner for NYC Sustainability and Resiliency, NYS DEC

Alexander Durst, MS,
Alexander Durst, MS,

Principal and Chief Development Officer, The Durst Organization

Sam Carter, MPA,
Sam Carter, MPA,

Director of the Resilience Accelerator, 100 Resilient Cities

Kerry Constabile, PhD,
Kerry Constabile, PhD,

Sustainable Development Advisor, Executive Office of the UN Secretary General

Richard Moss, PhD,
Richard Moss, PhD,

Visiting Fellow, American Meteorological Society

Michael Oppenheimer
Michael Oppenheimer, PhD,

Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs, Princeton University


Event Sponsors



Friday

March 15, 2019

12:30 PM

Registration opens

1:00 PM

Welcome

1:05 PM

Introductory remarks and release of NPCC3 Report

Speakers

Cynthia Rosenzweig
Columbia University; NPCC Co-Chair
Bill Solecki
Hunter College/CUNY; NPCC Co-Chair
Alex Halliday
Director, The Earth Institute
Hunter/CUNY Representative TBD
1:20 PM

Keynote: Preparing for Climate Change: NPCC and Its Role in New York City

Speaker

Daniel Zarrilli, PE
Chief Climate Policy Advisor and OneNYC Director, NYC Office of the Mayor

Panel: NPCC and its Role in New York City

1:45 PM

How are NPCC findings used in developing resiliency in New York City?

Speakers

Moderator: 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
2:25 PM

Audience Q&A

Panel: Latest Findings from the New York City Panel on Climate Change

2:40 PM

What types of information are the most useful?

Speakers

Moderator: 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
3:20 PM

Audience Q&A

3:30 PM

Networking Break and Poster Session

Speaker

Hosted by New York City Panel on Climate Change Members
4:00 PM

Keynote: Role of Cities in Achieving Progress

Speaker

TBD

Panel: City Stakeholders and Beyond

4:25 PM

How can knowledge networks and city networks improve interactions to achieve climate change solutions?

Speakers

Moderator: 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
Mandy Ikert
Head of Adaptation Implementation, C40 Cities
5:10 PM

Audience Q&A

5:25 PM

Closing Remarks

Speaker

Michael Oppenheimer
Princeton University; Member, New York City Panel on Climate Change
5:30 PM

Networking Reception and Awards

Speaker

Award MC: Chris Ward
Board Chair, Waterfront Alliance
7:00 PM

Symposium Adjourns