- On March 15, 2019
On March 15, 2019, an event entitled “Science for Decision- Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC” was held at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. CCRUN researchers have played an integral role in the work of the NPCC, which was celebrated at this event. The summit also corresponded with the release of the 3rd NPCC report, NPCC 2019: Advancing Tools and Methods for Flexible Adaptation Pathways and Science Policy Integration.
The event brought together climate scientists and those who use the outcomes of their research. Attendees included city planners and policy makers, many of whom are CCRUN stakeholders (e.g., Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, Department of Environmental Protection, NYSDERA). Featured topics covered at the event were the latest findings of the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC), and their implications for New York City and other cities seeking to identify and mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.
This event marked 10 years of the NPCC. Established in 2008, the NPCC, in-part through the support of CCRUN, has pushed new boundaries of urban climate science, enabling New York City to set an example for other cities of how science-stakeholder partnerships can achieve science-based responses to climate change challenges. The recommendations of the NPCC have been incorporated into tangible resilience policies that are helping the City to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, and to withstand the impact of a changing climate in the decades to come.
While addressing climate impacts must be localized and context-specific, the outcomes from the work of the NPCC may be applicable to other cities and smaller communities through the urban Northeast corridor where CCRUN works.
Date: March 15, 2019
Location: New York, NY