Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference

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2016 Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference



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Key Partners

Antioch University New England United States Environmental Protection Agency


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The May 2014 Local Solutions: Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference was a huge success, thanks to the engagement of more than 500 participants from Washington, D.C. to Maine, every state in between, and Canada’s eastern provinces.

Antioch University New England (AUNE) convened this major regional conference, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We are inspired by the climate leaders who participated; from the White House to Woodstock, VT, from National Grid to the National Guard, and high school students and teachers to local, state and federal level decision-makers. We delivered more than 20 interactive, capacity-building sessions on all aspects of preparing for severe weather and climate change impacts in the Northeast U.S. Thank you to all of the steering committee members, participants, sponsors, and exhibitors who created this successful conference.

Michael Simpson
Conference Director

Co-Director, Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience

View video highlights from the conference.

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Other keynote and plenary speakers at the LOCAL SOLUTIONS conference included:

  • Colonel Andy L. Hall ; Chief, Operations Division, Army National Guard
  • Sara Pollock Hoverter ; Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Robert Klee ; Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Deborah Markowitz ; Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
  • Cynthia McHale ; Director, Insurance Program, Ceres
  • Lewis Milford ; President and Founder, Clean Energy Group & Clean Energy States Alliance
  • Ken Moraff ; Director, Office of Ecosystem Protection, U.S. EPA Region 1 (New England)
  • Perry Plummer ; Director, New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Cameron Wake ; Research Associate Professor of Climatology and Glaciology, University of New Hampshire & Director, Climate Solutions New England
  • Edward White ; Vice President of Customer Strategy and Environmental, National Grid

Keynote Speakers

Bina VenkataramanBina Venkataraman Senior Advisor on Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President of the United States

bobp_bioBob Perciasepe Deputy Administrator, U.S. EPA

Denice RossDenice Ross Director of Enterprise Information, City of New Orleans

Cameron WakeDr. Cameron Wake Climate Scientist, Author – Northeast Climate Assessment

See other speakers and workshops at the conference.

View the Conference Brochure

Local Solutions Conference Brochure

Supported By

NNECAPA  The Bay and Paul Foundations VHB_refreshed_Logo_PUBLISH_colorcorrected_spot
NCSE NE Resource Recovery Operation GZA-logo
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HealthTrust Rockingham-Planning-Commisssion geosyntec
security-sustainability-forum Institute for Sustainable Communities NH Department of Environmental Services
American Association of Adaptation Professionals NH charitable foundation logo National Wildlife Federation
Con-Energy-Env Great Bay national Estuarine Research City of Keene New Hampshire
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Following our regional Northeast U.S. gathering at LOCAL SOLUTIONS in May 2014, join other regional stakeholders for The Second National Adaptation Forum, which will take place May 12-14, 2015, in St. Louis, MO