Press Release

Congressman Joe Kennedy III to Join Climate Experts & Community Leaders to Discuss Harnessing Climate Risk Data to Inform Decisionmaking

The event is the last in a three-part series on addressing climate risk hosted by the Woodwell Climate Research Center, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, and the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center

New York, N.Y. — On Tuesday, March 1, the Woodwell Climate Research Center, in partnership with the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center and the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, will host the final discussion of a three-part virtual event series on climate risk, Seeing the Dangers Ahead: How Regulators and Advocates Can Harness Physical and Financial Risk Data to Tackle the Climate Emergency. The event, Toward Equity and Resilience: Harnessing Climate Risk Information for Better Decisionmaking, will start at 1pm ET and continues the series’ focus on how to effectively assess and put climate risk data to use for adaptation and mitigation strategies, and discuss how to approach developing those strategies through an equity and resilience lens.

“Demand for information about near-term climate impacts has skyrocketed,” said Madison Condon, Associate Professor, Boston University School of Law. “Yet, most location-specific datasets and climate projections are expensive and out of the reach of small municipalities and organizations. What we need is a National Climate Service — a centralized hub of national climate information and adaptation support — to provide this public good.”

Congressman Joe Kennedy III will provide a keynote address for Tuesday’s discussion, with an introduction by Heather McTeer Toney, Former Mayor of Greenville, former Regional Administrator of EPA Southeast Region, Vice President of Community Engagement at the Environmental Defense Fund, and Senior Advisor at Moms Clean Air Force. A panel discussion will follow, and include Robin Bronen, Executive Director, Alaska Institute for Justice; Joyce Coffee, Founder and President, Climate Resilience Consulting; Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer, Broward County, FL; and Effie Turnbull-Sanders, Vice President, Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships, University of Southern California. Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer, Woodwell Climate Research Center, will moderate.

Register here for tomorrow’s event. Find additional information on the full series on our website, and recordings of the first two events below:


About Woodwell Climate Research Center:
Woodwell Climate Research Center is an organization of renowned researchers who work with a worldwide network of partners to understand and combat climate change. We bring together hands-on experience and 35 years of policy impact to develop societal-scale solutions that can be put into immediate action. Our Falmouth, MA headquarters are located on the traditional and sacred land of the Wampanoag people who still occupy this land, and whose history, language, traditional ways of life, and culture continue to influence this vibrant community. Woodwell Climate has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of 4 stars, as well as a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

About the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center:
The State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan academic center at NYU School of Law. The Center is dedicated to working towards a healthy and safe environment, guided by inclusive and equitable principles. The Center studies and supports the work of state attorneys general (AGs) in defending, enforcing, and promoting strong laws and policies in the areas of climate, environmental justice, environmental protection, and clean energy.