A key challenge in addressing the intensifying effects of climate change on our communities is to ensure equity in the costs and benefits of mitigation and adaptation strategies, and public participation in policy decisions, so that vulnerable communities in Connecticut are protected and maintain a stake in efforts to address climate change.
Join us for a conversation with leading UConn researchers and environmental professionals involved in the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) and the Long Island Sound Study (LISS): Connecticut’s flagship programs working towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions while protecting infrastructure, agriculture, natural resources, and public health systems from the effects of climate change. Panelists will discuss the challenges associated promoting equity and participation and explore potential policy solutions.
Denise M. Savageau (UConn Alumna, CAHNR; former Conservation Director,
Town of Greenwich)
James O’Donnell (Executive Director, Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation/CIRCA; Professor of Marine Sciences, UConn Avery Point)
Christine Kirchhoff (Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UConn Storrs)
Baikun Li (Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UConn Storrs)
Anji Seth (Professor of Geography, UConn Storrs)
This event is sponsored by the Engineering for Human Rights Initiative at the University of Connecticut, in partnership with the Governor’s Council on Climate Change and the Long Island Sound Study.