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Tangible Changes to Address a Changing Climate
Early planning to address climate change focused on trying to reverse global warming. As those efforts continue, it's important to address the impact global warming is already having: sea level rise, extreme weather events, record-breaking heat, drought and wildfires. As a top contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the transportation sector plays a critical role in both curbing emissions and adapting to changes that put roads, airports, rail, transit systems, pipelines, ports and waterways at risk. Hear about state and federal actions to adapt to climate change, then explore tangible steps communities are taking to make transportation systems more resilient. From New York to Los Angeles County, hear case studies about responding and adapting to local climate risks.
Moderator: Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission, Sacramento, California
Christopher Forinash, Program Director, National Sustainable Communities Learning Network, Institute for Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
Cris B. Liban, Environmental Department Manager, Metro, Los Angeles, California
Projjal K. Dutta, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, New York