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NYAS: Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC
March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Call for Abstracts
Deadline: February 8, 2019
This event is first and foremost a celebration of the 10-year partnership between New York City, the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), and the New York Academy of Sciences—in particular, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences and the Academy’s science publishing enterprise—around local and global challenges.
Established in 2008, the NPCC has pushed new boundaries of urban climate science, enabling New York City to set an example for all cities of how science-stakeholder partnerships can achieve science-based responses to climate change challenges. The recommendations of the NPCC—all published in special issues of the Academy’s scholarly journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences—have been incorporated into tangible resilience policies that are helping the City to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy and withstand the impacts of a changing climate in the decades to come.
The event will highlight the elements that have made the partnership successful and how New York City can continue to lead in this vital area in the future. Presentations will include new research findings from the NPCC, the resilience policies that are shaping the future of the City, and national and global connections arising from this groundbreaking work. The half-day Summit will be followed by an evening Reception and Award Ceremony marking the 10th Anniversary.