Preparing Massachusetts for Climate Change

Boston, MA

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Preparing Massachusetts for Climate Change

Do State and Local Government Have a Role,

and What Are They Doing?

Severe weather events like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and their catastrophic results, underscore the need to prepare for climate change.   In Massachusetts, flooding is of particular concern.  Join in a discussion with leaders and experts in government, public policy, and environmental science about how climate change is expected to affect Massachusetts, what the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston are doing to prepare, and what public policy changes need to be made to optimize the response.

Panel:

•      Hon. Will Brownsberger, Massachusetts State Senator, Second Suffolk and Middlesex District

•      Philip Griffiths, Massachusetts Undersecretary for Environment

•      Kathleen Baskin, Massachusetts Director of Water Policy and Planning

•      Brian Swett, City of Boston Chief of Environment and Energy

•      Paul Kirshen, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, University of New Hampshire

•      Sue Reid, Vice President and Director, Massachusetts Conservation Law Foundation

Moderator:

•      David Barron, Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law, Harvard University Law School

A complimentary light meal will be providedPlease bring a travel mug to reduce waste!

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited,
so RSVP to reserve your seat today.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Suffolk University Law School
First Floor Function Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108


Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Suffolk University Law School, and the Suffolk University Sustainability Committee, the Institute for Public Service, the Government Department, and the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies Programs.