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Law and Governance Meets Climate Adaptation

September 28 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am

Adapting legal and governance systems to dramatic change in climate trends poses a challenge at least as difficult as the financial and design challenges. This Forum presents speakers on the front lines of developing new rules, regulations, institutions, and forms of governance related to climate change adaptation. Speakers will

  • provide examples of developing the political will to enact change;
  • discuss impediments from existing regulatory programs designed to protect the existing conditions;
  • and present the findings of a University of Massachusetts Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab report on governance for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, and of Resilient Rhody, the 2018 plan developed by the State of Rhode Island.

As with past Forums, there will be plenty of audience engagement through moderated discussions with the speakers.

Forum Chair

Ralph Child, Member, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Confirmed Speakers

Iram Farooq, AICP, LEED-AP, Assistant City Manager for Community Development
City of Cambridge, MA

Representative Kristin Diane Jacobs
Florida House of Representatives

Barbara Kessner Landau, Counsel
Noble, Wickersham & Heart LLP

Stephanie Kruel, Senior Environmental Planner

Full speaker agenda coming soon!

Registration Information



EBC Member: $35
EBC Membership is corporate – all staff from our member companies can register as an EBC Member.
Not sure if you’re a member? Visit our online Member Directory.

Non-members: $45

Government/Nonprofit: $15
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations.

University of Massachusetts – If you are affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, please get in touch with Rebecca Herst, Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston, for registration information. All others affiliated with universities or colleges – please use the above Nonprofit rate for registration.

Fine Print: Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21 for a refund. No-shows will be charged.


September 28
7:15 am - 11:45 am


Climate Adaption Forum


UMass Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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