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 Nav­i­ga­tors 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 the NYU School of Law is a non-par­ti­san aca­d­e­m­ic cen­ter ded­i­cat­ed to the study and sup­port of state attor­neys gen­er­al in their work defend­ing and pro­mot­ing clean ener­gy, cli­mate, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice, and envi­ron­men­tal laws and poli­cies. For more infor­ma­tion on the work of state attor­neys gen­er­al sub­scribe to receive our twice-month­ly newslet­ter.