Making Green From Green – The Effects of Climate Change on the New York Area

Date: December 3, 2013

Time: 6 p.m.

Host: The Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York

Type: Training/Workshop

Link: http://www.manhattancc.org/events/eventdetail.aspx?EventID=734

Event Description:

The Sustainable Business Committee of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York invites you to

MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN

The Effects of Climate Change on the New York Area – Are We Prepared? Can We Protect our Future?

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30pm – Doors Open and Early Networking
6:30 – 7:45pm – Program and Q&A
7:45 – 9:00pm – Reception with Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres

 

It has been a year since Super Storm Sandy devastated the New York area with $65 billion in damages. Meanwhile, CO2 levels continue to increase globally, causing polar ice sheets to melt and sea levels to rise, along with the frequency of “100 Year Storms.” The scientific community once again affirmed, in its strongest language yet, the near certainty that global warming is caused by human activity. What should individuals, businesses and governments do to address the challenges climate change presents to our communities?

 

Join us as our expert panel examines the impact of climate change, its diverse effects and possible solutions to how we manage our infrastructure, our economy, our health and the way we live. This event is part of the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series.

 

MODERATOR

• Claudia Dreifus, Columbia Professor, New York Times Reporter

 

PANELISTS
• Dr. Megan Linkin, Ph.D., Natural Hazards Expert, Swiss Re America
• Andrew Darrell, Chief of Strategy, Energy & New York Regional Director, Environmental Defense Fund
• Dr. Jannette Barth, Ph.D., Former Chief Economist, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority

$25 for CBSACNY, MCC Members & Students; $40 non-members; $60 at the door

For more informatin and to register, please go to:http://www.cbsacny.org/article.html?aid=1377

MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN Season 5 Certificate Program on Sustainable Business
First event of a five-part series. Attend four out of five events through June 2014 to earn a certificate.

 

For more information: www.cbsacny.org or[email protected]. Follow us and the MAKING GREEN FROM GREEN series on Twitter @CBSACNY_SBC, #MGFG and the club on Facebook.
NON-MEMBERS and WALK-INS WELCOME (photo ID required)

Special thanks to Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz for hosting and catering this event, to Lead Dog Marketing and Addison for hosting our monthly committee meetings, and to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for their support.