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Adapting to a Changing Climate: Managing Our Cities & Food Supply

Date:October 29, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
Location:Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Low Library, Rotunda

Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Courtney Small by sending email to csmall@ei.columbia.edu .
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Moderator: Steve Cohen, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Speakers: Mark Cane, G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Sergej Mahnovski, Director of Energy Policy, New York City Mayor's Office; Maarten van Aalst, Director, The Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre

The Earth Institute and International Research Institute for Climate and Society present a panel discussion, "Adapting to a Changing Climate: Managing Our Cities & Food Supply," with Sergej Mahnovski, Director of Energy Policy, New York City Mayor’s Office; Lisa Goddard, Director, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and Maarten van Aalst, Director, The Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate Centre.

The panel, moderated by Steve Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, will explore how science is enhancing society’s ability to understand and manage the impacts of climate variability and change.  We will look at predictions, projections, tools and programs from disasters relief, agricultural and urban perspectives – as well as investigate what stakeholders can do to improve the process of using science to influence decisions.  Panelists will include a mix of academics, practitioners, and public sector managers to provide a variety of perspectives.

Open to the public.

RSVP is required.

For more information on the Earth Institute visit EARTH.

For more information on International Research Institute for Climate and Society visit IRI.


 

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