ClimateRenewable Energy
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Manhattan

CONFERENCE JUNE 27, 2012 IN MANHATTAN: Focus on Change: A Closer Look At Climate Change Impacts in the Northeast Agenda* Written synthesis of presentations

Speakers

What’s at Stake? Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

From a Thousand Feet: Regional Climate Change Impacts in Context
Art DeGaetano, Director, Northeast Regional Climate Center & Professor, Cornell University

Panel 1: Zooming In: Impacts on the Rural Environment

Moderator: Morgan Ellis, Climate Planner, Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Panel 2: Shifting Focus: Impacts on the Urban Environment

Moderator: Lois New, Director of Climate Change Office, New York DEC

KEYNOTE:

Climate Change Science and the Public Debate
Gavin Schmidt, Leading Climate Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies

KEYNOTE:

Financial Implications of Climate Change
Mark Way, Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability Americas, Swiss Re

KEYNOTE:

Looking Ahead: A Vision for a Climate Stable Future.
Jigar Shah, Entrepreneur, Founder of SunEdison, First CEO of the Carbon War Room

* Morgan Ellis filled in for Ms Snyder, and Gavin Schmidt filled in for Andy Revkin

8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00
Welcome

9:10
What’s at Stake?
A Short Video by Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

9:25
From a Thousand Feet: Regional Climate Change Impacts in Context
Art DeGaetano, Director, Northeast Regional Climate Center & Professor, Cornell University

10:05
Break

10:35
Zooming In: Impacts on the Rural Environment

Moderator: Carolyn Snyder, Director, Division of Energy & Climate,
Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

  • Ecosystems: David Wolfe, Professor, Cornell University
  • Health & Food Security: Lewis Ziska, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA, Maryland
  • Water Resources: Pierre Baril, Executive Director, Ouranos, Quebec

12:00pm
Lunch Break

1:20
Shifting Focus: Impacts on the Urban Environment

Moderator: Lois New, Director of Climate Change Office, New York DEC

  • Urban Vulnerabilities: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Senior Research Scientist, NASA
  • Health: Theo Spencer, Senior Advocate, NRDC
  • Transportation: Projjal Dutta, Director Sustainability Initiatives, MTA (invited)

2:30
Keynote: Climate Change Science and the Public Debate
Andy Revkin, Veteran New York Times Reporter and Dot Earth Blogger,
Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

3:10
Break

3:40
Keynote: Financial Implications of Climate Change
Mark Way, Senior Vice President, Head of Sustainability Americas, Swiss Re

4:20
Keynote: Looking Ahead: A Vision for a Climate Stable Future
Jigar Shah, Entrepreneur, Founder of SunEdison, First CEO of the Carbon War Room

5:00
Reception