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Think Globally, Act Locally: Municipalities Adapt to the Climate Crisis
March 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
By definition, the climate crisis is a global problem. Its impacts, however, are felt much closer to home. When increased precipitation overwhelms our municipal infrastructure or when extreme heat threatens the health of our most vulnerable neighbors, we look to our municipal governments for solutions. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum to explore the role of municipalities in climate adaptation. Experts from New England and beyond will discuss innovative adaptation strategies being implemented in their communities, state programs and frameworks that are facilitating local action, trends in financing local adaptation projects, and other important topics.
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Mark Costa, Water Resources Engineer, VHB
Jason Hellendrung, Vice President, Planning & Design, Tetra Tech
Carolyn Meklenburg, Regional Coordinator for Greater Boston, Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Aaron Weieneth, Manager of Climate Change and Resilience, AECOM
National Perspective of Local Initiatives
State Programs Facilitating Local Action
Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Action Grant Lightning Round
- Ben Cares, Senior Planner & Project Manager, Department of Housing & Community Development, City of Chelsea
- Wayne Feiden, FAICP, Director Planning & Sustainability, City of Northampton
- Rebecca Longvall, Conservation Administrator, Town of Bolton
- Tina Quagliato Sullivan, Director of Disaster Recovery & Compliance, City of Springfield
Overcoming Barriers to Resilience: Individual & Multijurisdictional Approaches