This EBC Climate Change Series of five programs will examine the latest adaptation and resiliency programs at the city, state, and federal level as well as at institutions and in the private sector.
This first program in the EBC Climate Change series will focus on Adaptation and Resilience at the Massachusetts State level. The Commonwealth’s climate policy is guided by the mitigation commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 (from a baseline level established in 1990) as required by the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) of 2008. The GWSA also required the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to convene an advisory committee to identify adaptation strategies and produce an adaptation report which was released in September 2011. Governor Baker has renewed the emphasis on adaptation by signing an Executive Order in September 2016 to develop a Climate Adaptation Plan for the Commonwealth. The Order requires the Secretaries of Energy and Environmental Affairs and Public Safety work together to (1) develop a framework for each Executive Office to assess its and its agencies’ vulnerability to climate change and extreme weather events within one year, and identify adaptation options for its and its agencies’ assets, (2) publish a Climate Adaptation Plan that includes a statewide adaptation strategy within two years, and (3) provide technical assistance to communities to help them prepare for climate change. At this program, agencies working on climate adaptation and resiliency programs will discuss their initiatives for 2017 and how they will be contributing to the State Adaptation Plan.
February 10, 2017 – Part One – Adaptation and Resiliency Programs at the State Level
March 7, 2017 – Part Two – Adaptation and Resiliency Programs at the Municipal Level
April 14, 2017 – Part Three – Adaptation and Resiliency Programs at the Federal Level
June 23, 2017 – Part Four – Adaptation and Resiliency Programs at Institutions
September 14, 2017 – Part Five – Adaptation and Resiliency Programs in the Private Sector
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
- Steve Barrett, Principal, Barrett Energy Resources Group
Executive Order 569, Statewide Climate Adaptation Plan
- Katie Theoharides, Director, Climate and Global Warming Solutions, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Building Resilience: Resilience Planning at DCAMM
- Jeremy Caron, BOC Level 1, LEED AP O+M, Sr. Energy and Sustainability Project Manager, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Energy and Sustainability Program
Transportation: Reducing Vulnerability and Adapting Infrastructure
- Steven J. Miller, Supervisor, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
StormSmart Coasts – Working with Coastal Communities
- Bruce Carlisle, Director, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Benefits of Ecological Restoration to Climate Resiliency
- Tim Purinton, Director, Division of Ecological Restoration, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game
DOER Community Clean Energy Resiliency Initiative: Round 3
- Will Lauwers, Director of Emerging Technology, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Registration: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
EBC Member: $120 – additional late fee of $20 after February 8
Non-Member: $165 – additional late fee of $20 after February 8
Register by January 27 and receive $20 off the EBC Member and Non-Member registration fees!
Discount applied during online registration. Does not apply to the Government/Nonprofit or Subsidized Rates.
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.
Online registration is closed.
Walk-in registration is accepted at the door with a $20 late fee. Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 2:00 p.m. on February 9.