Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference
May 19—21, Manchester, NH
Antioch University New England and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regions 1 and 2 are hosting a regional conference for local planners, decision-makers and educators to understand how to create healthy resilient communities that are better prepared to handle severe weather and climate impacts.
The first two days of the conference are about Building Resilient Communities. The program will inform community planners, decision makers and those responsible for implementing change at the local level how best to identify current and future vulnerabilities, followed by adaptive responses to build resilient communities. The third day, the Educators Summit, will inform middle and high school teachers how to design community-based, problem-solving curriculum that will teach students how best to support municipal officials preparing for impacts from a changing climate.
Keynote speakers include Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA and Dr. Cameron Wake Climate Scientist and Author of the Northeast Climate Assessment. For more information and to register: http://www.antiochne.edu/innovation/climate-change-preparedness.