In 2019, the Connecticut Governor’s Council on Climate Change, also known as the GC3, was tasked with addressing mitigation strategies to reduce greenhouse gases and identifying adaptation and resilience measures for Connecticut in the face of climate change impacts. First convening in January 2020, the GC3 and its Working Groups identified recommendations for mitigation and adaptation that will drive climate resilience initiatives in the State of Connecticut. In January 2021, the GC3 will submit an initial list of recommendations for action to Governor Lamont, and these recommendations will inform the basis for actions around climate issues in the State.
This EBC webinar will feature a presentation by Dr. Rebecca French, Director of the Office of Climate Planning at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP). The webinar will provide an overview of the recommendations made by the GC3 and discuss the implications and opportunities for communities and businesses in Connecticut.
A robust panel discussion with the audience will conclude the webinar.
Presentations are posted to the Presentations section of the EBC website.
Mark Bobman Bristol Resource Recovery Executive Director
Andrea Braga Jacobs Principal
Kendra Brown Exponent senior scientist
Becky Bunnell Fairfield Flood and Erosion Control Board Chair
Richard Canavan Tighe & Bond Principal Environmental Scientist
Jamie Caplan Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC Principal
Thomas Chase New Ecology, Inc. Senior Project Manager
Sarah Cwikla Stantec Consulting Services Inc Senior Principal, Practice Leader – Water
Kevin Dahms Biohabitats, Inc. Water Resources Engineer
Jake Dittes Princeton Hydro Administrative Assistant
Richard Dmochowski Town of Fairfield, CT Secretary, Flood & Erosion Control Board
Michael Favaloro Stantec Marketing & Communications Manager
Michael Gardner GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. Engineer I
Jonathan Gawrys SumCo Eco-Contracting, LLC Team Lead
Indrani Ghosh Weston & Sampson Resiliency Technical Leader
Najib Habesch BETA Group, Inc. Director of Marketing
Nick Hastings Woodard & Curran, Inc. Senior Principal
Bill Heiple Stantec Associate
Dana Huff Tighe & Bond Senior Consultant
Melissa Kaplan BSC Group, Inc. Project Manager and Wetland Scientist
Miranda Lepek Princeton Hydro Administrative Assistant
Elsa Loehmann Mill River Watershed Association Water Resource Engineer
Katie Lund UConn/CIRCA Engagement coordinator
Todd Mahler Clean Earth Inc. General Manager
David Michel CGA State Rep.
Laura Pulie Town of Fairfield Assistant Town Engineering Manager
Steven Roy Weston & Sampson Senior Technical Leader
Laura Tessier Woodard and Curran Senior Planner
Kate Tornyai Fuss & O’Neill Senior Marketing Assistant
Raju Vasamsetti Weston & Sampson Marketing Coordinator
Timothy Wasielewski Advanced Environmental Interface, Inc. President
Jeffrey Willson Weston & Sampson Engineers Team Leader
Paul Woodworth Princeton Hydro Administrative Assistant
- Diane Mas, PhD, REHS/RS, Vice President, Chief Resilience Officer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
GC3 Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Recommendations
- Rebecca French, Director, Office of Climate Planning, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut