CCRUN Seminar Abstracts

CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

Tuesday September 14, 2021

Code Red for Humanity: September’s seminar will focus on What the Latest IPCC Report Means for the CCRUN Region

Seminar Description:

On August 6, 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Sixth Assessment report on climate change, called a “Code Red for Humanity” by the UN Secretary General. The report details that regardless of what we do today, our planet will continue to warm through 2050 causing further climate disasters, and our window to curb the worst impacts of future climate change is quickly closing. What does this latest report tell us about how this region will be experiencing future conditions of climate change? Speakers from CCRUN will discuss.

What would you like to know about the report? Submit questions for discussion when you register.


CCRUN Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series

October 7, 2020:

Collaborations for Climate Resilience: Lessons for Philadelphia from Boston, Pittsburgh, and NYC.

On Wednesday  October 7th, our Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities seminar will be held online on the topic Collaborations for Climate Resilience: Lessons for Philadelphia from Boston, Pittsburgh, and NYC.

When Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney entered his second term earlier this year, he committed to working with external stakeholders to develop a citywide climate adaptation plan and hiring a Chief Resiliency Officer. As Philadelphia develops its climate adaptation plan, we can look towards cities across the region that have developed unique frameworks to engage external partners in addressing climate change, such as Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission, New York City’s Panel on Climate Change and Pittsburgh’s Higher Education Climate Consortium. This panel discussion is an opportunity for the City of Philadelphia and Drexel University to learn from the experiences of Boston, NYC and Pittsburgh in how they’ve managed partnerships with civic institutions, their best practices and lessons learned, and their advice to best provide value to city operational and citywide efforts around resilience.

The seminar will begin with presentations by city leaders on how they’ve been addressing climate change, followed by a panel discussion with city officials and university representatives, moderated by the City of Philadelphia.

This event is part of Climate Year, a year of climate and sustainability focused events, teaching, and civic engagement at Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences.