EBC Fifth Annual New England Climate Change and Resiliency Summit

Details

Date: September 26, 2023

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Foley Hoag LLP

155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

A map with link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

This hybrid program will also be hosted on Zoom.

It seems like every day there is news of a new climate record and unprecedented events. July 2023 was Earth’s hottest month ever recorded, and in the first 7 months of 2023, there has already been 15 different natural hazard events that caused at least $1B in damages in the United States—another new record. So-called nuisance flood events are becoming more frequent and severe with intense rainfall events. There is no doubt New England’s climate is changing, but what does the science say about the future and how will that change with current decarbonization goals? What types of policy, regulatory, and/or funding changes are being made to increase resilience to climate changes, and what does that mean for the those in public sector, industry, or environmental businesses?

The fifth annual EBC New England Climate Change and Resiliency Summit brings together leaders at the national, regional, and state level to answer these questions. The Summit provides an opportunity to learn how New England’s climate is changing, how industry and the public sector are addressing the challenges, what opportunities are associated with adaptation and mitigation goals across geographies, and there has been success with increased funding sources.  Hear from experts at NOAA, Region 1 Federal representatives, and leaders from the New England States. For those at the frontlines of adaptation and the transition to a carbon-free economy, the Summit is a forum to listen, learn, network, and ask questions related to rapidly developing policy and programs connected to climate change.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (5.0 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Summit Agenda:

What is the science telling us…?

  • Mary Stampone, Associate Professor, Earth Sciences Affiliate Faculty, University of New Hampshire, and New Hampshire State Climatologist
  • Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Region One Roundtable

  • Eva Birk, Environmental Protection Specialist, Sustainable Transportation and Resilience Team, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Martha Curran, Regional Environmental Officer, Region One Boston, Office of Environment & Energy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Cynthia Greene, Deputy Director, Air and Radiation Division, Climate Lead, Region One, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Kayla Henderson, Grants Management Specialist, Mitigation Division, Region One, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Ellen Mecray, Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

New England State Leadership Roundtable

Moderator: David Mears, Executive Director of Audubon Vermont and Vice President of the National Audubon Society

Speakers:

  • William Coster, Director of Planning, Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont
  • Michael Fitzgerald, Assistant Director, Air Resources Division, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Rebecca French, Director of the Office of Climate Planning, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection – virtual speaker
  • Terrence Gray, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Melissa Hoffer, Climate Chief, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Melanie Loyzim, Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection

Resiliency Projects in New England – Funding, Environmental Justice, and Technical Assistance

  • Kayla Henderson, Grants Management Specialist, Mitigation Division, Region One, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Phaeng Southisombath, Senior Policy Associate/Project Manager, New England Environmental Finance Center – virtual presenter

Summit Schedule:

  • 9:00 a.m. – Registration & Networking
  • 9:30 a.m. – Program Begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – Program Resumes
  • 3:00 p.m. – Program Adjourns

Summit Co-Chairs:

  • Thomas Burack, Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, PA
  • Diane Mas, Vice President, Chief Resilience Officer, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc.
  • H. Curtis Spalding, Former Regional Administrator, U.S. EPA Region One, Senior Consultant, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

All sponsorships include the following basic benefits:

  • Your company’s logo with link included on the program’s online listing
  • Your company’s logo on printed sponsor sign at the program
  • Your company’s logo included in the program PowerPoint
  • Your company name and link on program thank-you follow-up emails to attendees
  • Showcasing table to display your company services – if requested

$2,000 – Platinum Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Four complimentary registrations for the program

$1,000 – Gold Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Two complimentary registrations for the program

$500 – Silver Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • One complimentary registration for the program

$250 – Bronze Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Basic Benefits listed above plus
    • Please note: this sponsor level does not include complimentary registrations for the program
  • All attendees must submit the required health questionnaire while registering for this event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to take an at-home test prior to attending any EBC in-person program.
  • While encouraged, masking is not required.
  • Please do not attend this program if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: a cough, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste, or loss of smell.
  • Please do not attend this event if you are testing positive for COVID-19, or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about attending this program, please reach out to EBC staff by calling the office (617-505-1818) or via email ([email protected]).

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Fifth Annual New England Climate Change and Resiliency Summit can be viewed below.

Presentations – EBC Fifth Annual Climate Change and Resiliency Summit

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Program recording of any kind is not permitted by outside parties.

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

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