The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that evidence indicating a warming climate is "unequivocal" and that Earth's climate is already changing significantly in many regions of the world. Climate change is projected to result in higher sea levels and different precipitation, temperature and storm regimes, with consequent impacts to human communities as well as ecosystems. State and coastal decision-makers need to understand these impacts and develop strategies to enhance resilience. This conference aims to stimulate thinking on legal and policy approaches for coastal area climate change adaptation, with application to Connecticut.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator (Connecticut)
Presentation Topics include:
Adaptation case studies from South Boston and Louisiana
Coastal management in the face of rising seas
Flood mitigation through property acquisition
Institutional innovation for local adaptation efforts
Municipal efforts to adapt to climate change
Takings analysis of coastal adaptation strategies
Registration is free but required.
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who register by February 2, 2012 at http://seagrant.uconn.edu/climatelaw/.
Connecticut Sea Grant
National Sea Grant Law Center
The Nature Conservancy
University of Connecticut School of Law, Center for Energy and Environmental Law
If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at 860-570-5130 at least two weeks in advance.
For more information, please contact:
Syma A. Ebbin, PhD
Connecticut Sea Grant College Program
University of Connecticut
Avery Point Campus
1080 Shennecossett Rd.
Groton, CT 06340
Content last updated on December 27, 2011