While the potential impacts of climate change on the coastlines of New England have been well studied, new research continues to provide valuable information for assessing how we can quantify and respond to those impacts and begin to address uncertainties in extent and timing.
This EBC series of three programs will examine the latest scientific research on sea level rise and the influence of climate change on storms, provide overviews of regional modeling studies, summarize the latest strategies for adaptation planning and provide examples of ongoing adaptation efforts, and provide an insurance industry perspective on approaching risk and uncertainty.
This second program in the series will focus on climate change adaptation planning and implementation in coastal settings. Government, business, NGOs, and the public need to consider the evolving predictions of climate science as they craft plans and allocate resources to adapt to rising seas and intensifying storms. In this program, planning experts and practitioners working in New England will discuss their experience with planning and implementing coastal climate change adaptation measures. The speakers will discuss how they manage uncertainty, remain flexible, and activate stakeholders to help build a resilient future.
The first program in the series was held on:
- May 13, 2016 – The Science, Modeling and Implications of Sea Level Rise
And the third program in the series will be held on:
- July 12, 2016 – Insurance Industry Perspective on Risk Related to Climate Change
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.
- Paul Hall, Senior Project Manager, RPS ASA
- Joseph Famely, Project Manager, Woods Hole Group
- Julie Conroy, AICP, Senior Environmental Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
- Paul Kirshen, Professor of Climate Adaptation, School for the Environment, UMass Boston
- Kelly Knee, Director of Coastal Hazard Services, RPS ASA
- Julia Knisel, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Program Series: Part Two – Resilience and Adaptation Priorities – Implications for Coastal New England completed on June 9, 2016, can be viewed below. Presentations are not available for download.