Climate Disruptions and Dinner: How is climate change impacting our food systems?

Details

Date: November 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Virtual Event

The Climate Adaptation Forum is a collaboration between the Environmental Business Council and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Food is a basic human need that is not equitably accessed across the United States and globally. As a threat multiplier, Climate Change will touch every aspect of the way we feed ourselves and our families, from challenges in food production, to supply chain disruptions, to exacerbating our existing food inequalities. This means our food system–from soil and seed to table–needs to become more resilient. Join us to learn more about current threats and solutions at different scales and intervention points.

In an attempt to bring in some of the Climate Adaptation Forum networking that everyone misses, this virtual event will leverage breakout room capability to provide small-room experiences with speakers and moderators.

Forum Co-Chairs

Gabriela Boscio Santos, Sustainability Engagement Manager, Boston University
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Melanie Gárate, Climate Resiliency Project Manager, Mystic River Watershed Association
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Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

Civil engineers, architects, building owners, real estate investors, insurers, planners, environmental regulators, transportation providers, emergency responders, public health providers, and many others are grappling with how to incorporate the evident need for adaptation and resilience into much of what they do. Academia is also deepening its involvement with this most important and fascinating set of public policy issues.

The growing body of experience and expertise in adaptation is not widely appreciated either within or across the traditional silos that define professions, disciplines and practices. At the same time, there is no regular, ongoing opportunity for adaptation professionals from various fields to meet in Boston to cross-pollinate ideas and share solutions to common problems.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated to establish a quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

These quarterly forums will address everything from infrastructure and design solutions to communication challenges and barriers to implementation to policy solutions to the nexus of climate and equity. Local, national and global speakers will represent forward-thinking institutions, global firms, academia, government and other high level practitioners. Join the ever-growing group of professionals working to address the challenge of climate change adaptation and resiliency at the quarterly forums.

More about the Forum here: https://climateadaptationforum.org/

Registration Details

EBC Member: $10
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: $15

Government/Nonprofit: $5
This rate is available for those employed by Government, Municipal, or Nonprofit organizations. Not available to those in a volunteer position (e.g. Board Member of a Nonprofit).

Students:

  • University of Massachusetts – If you are affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, please send an email to [email protected], for registration information.
  • All others affiliated with universities or colleges – please use the above Nonprofit rate for registration.

Job Seeker: Complimentary
This rate is available to those currently unemployed, not self-employed.

Media: Please use the above registration link to provide your contact information and professional affiliation.

Fine Print: Cancellation refunds will be available through November 18, 2021. After November 18, 2021 refunds will not be available. Registration closes at 11:00 a.m. on November 19, 2021.

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