EBC Second Annual New England Climate Change, Resilience & Adaptation Summit: Part One – State Leadership


Date: July 31, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

The Second Annual EBC New England Climate Change Summit, which will be a two-part series, will provide an opportunity to learn from and participate with a range of speakers about the important issues of climate change in New England. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, long a strong voice in responding to climate change, will give the keynote address.

For Part One, the Climate Leaders from the six New England states will provide updates on their specific climate change plans, program priorities, and implementation strategies. For Part Two, developments from key city climate-related programs will be presented including specific case studies of successful approaches to address various climate change-related issues.

Moderated panel discussions with the speakers will provide further opportunities for insight into approaches that address the climate crisis.

Final Agenda – New England Climate Change Summit – Part One


Speaker Agenda:

Keynote Presentation: Economic Impacts of Climate Change in New England

  • The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator, State of Rhode Island

New Hampshire State Climate Program

  • Christopher Skoglund, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate and Energy Program Manager, Air Resources Division, Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire
  • Sherry Godlewski, Resilience and Adaptation Manager, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Department of Environmental Services, State of New Hampshire

Vermont State Climate Program

  • Peter Walke, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Vermont

Rhode Island State Climate Program

  • Shaun O’Rourke, Chief Resiliency Officer, State of Rhode Island

Maine State Climate Program

  • Hannah Pingree, Director, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation & the Future, State of Maine

Connecticut State Climate Program

  • Rebecca French, Office of Climate Change Planning, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, State of Connecticut

Massachusetts State Climate Program

  • Mia Mansfield, Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Panel Moderator:

  • Tom Burack, Esq., Shareholder, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA

Attendee List

Francis Adams Wellesley College Student
Brian Ambrette Maine Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator
Susan AnderBois The Nature Conservancy Climate & Energy Program Manager
Elyssa Bailey Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Director, PMO
Elizabeth Barton Day Pitney LLP Partner
Malcolm Beeler Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. Team Leader/PCB Technical Lead
Kimberly Bellemore Project Engineer
Karen Bradbury U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Projects Director
Andrea Brady Buchanan & Associates Associate
Kathleen Brill Foley Hoag LLP Partner
Lindsey Carle BSC Group, Inc. Ecologist
Stella Carr Town of Lexington Sustainability Director
Naina Chawla City of Medford Intern
Bruce Clendenning The Nature Conservancy, NH Energy Policy Manager
Joyce Coffee Anthropocene Alliance/Climate Resilience Consulting Board Director/President
Van Du VHB Sustainability Planner
Dan Dudis Senator Whitehouse Staff
Brenda Enos TRC Principal
Leah Foecke Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Summer Fellow
Alexandra Fraher CMBG3 Law LLC Associate Attorney
Audrey Fraizer Normandeau Associates Operations support manager
Susan Gorelick CC4ES Founder and Co-Director
Caitlin Greeley RI Division of Statewide Planning Principal Planner
Nick Hastings Woodard & Curran, Inc. Senior Principal
Paul Hearn Baralmar Advisors LLC Managing Member
Seth Jaffe Foley Hoag LLP Partner
Yuliya Kalmykova TRC Climate Resiliency Program Manager
Melissa Kaplan BSC Group Manager of Ecological Sciences – CT
Nathan Kelsall Anchor QEA, LLC Managing Scientist
Amanda Kohn Weston and Sampson Sustainability Planner
Max Kraimer Clean Ocean Access Project Coordinator
Allen Kratz Resilience Works, LLC Principal
Michael Kuser RTO Insider Reporter
Ann Lowery MassDEP Asst. Commissioner
Lindsey Machamer Pare Corporation Project Engineer
Margot Mansfield MA Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs Coastal Hazards & Climate Specialist
Diane Mas Fuss & O’Neill Vice President/ Chief Resilience Officer
Meaghan McCabe Senator Whitehouse Staff
Lauren Miller CDM Smith Principal, Climate Resilience Discipline Leader
Rawlings Miller WSP Principal / Risk and Resilience
Joanne Morin MA Depart. of Energy Resources Deputy Commissioner
Nathalie Morison NH Dept. of Environmental Services Coastal Program Resilience Project Manager
Susanne Moser Antioch University New England, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting Research Scholar, Director
Bruna Paranhos Jacobs Engineer
Gretchen Rabinkin Boston Society of Landscape Architects Executive Director
Evan Raffi Arcadis Inc. Water Engineer I
Courtney Rocha Commonwealth of Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Coordinator
Annie Ropeik New Hampshire Public Radio Reporter: Energy & Environment
Kelsey Ruckert RPS Ocean Science Environmental Scientist
Kara Runsten MA EEA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Manager
Michelle Salvatore Millipore Sigma EHS Manager
Alan Shoer Adler Pollock & Sheehan Partner
Andrew Smith Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs MVP RC
Craig Swanson Swanson Environmental Associates Principal Associate
Tayebeh TajalliBakhsh RPS Senior Lead Scientist
John Truscinski UConn CIRCA Director of Resilience Planning
Rebecca Ullman TRC Senior Operations Manager
Sheila Vargas The Nature Conservancy Government & Community Relations Manager
Jessica Wall Anderson & Kreiger Attorney
Sheila Warren USACE New England District Silver Jackets Coordinator
David Watters NH Senate Senator
Aaron Weieneth AECOM Manager of Climate Change and Resilience
Rob Werner League of Conservation Voters New Hampshire State Director
Yan Zhang AECOM Technical Leader, Engineering

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The available presentations from the EBC Second Annual New England Climate Change, Resilience & Adaptation Summit: Part One – State Leadership completed on July 31, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – New England Climate Change Summit – Part One

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