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Westchester Climate Change Summit

September 12, 2014 8:30am-3:30pm

NYS Judicial Institue, Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains

Pace University Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC) will present an all day conference on Climate Change: its impacts on Westchester, what we are doing about it - and what we should be doing about it. The conference will be co-sponsored by Sustainable Westchester.

An assemblage of experts, including keynote speakers Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig of the NASA Goddard Space Center, and Michael Gerrard, Esq., Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School, will address the threats of climate change to the County, and what solutions and/or strategies are available to our municipalities to address these formidable threats. This is a MUST ATTEND for local officials as well as for members of the public. The conference will be held at the Law School in White Plains and registration will be limited. For information please call FCWC at 914-422-4053 or email

Register by clicking here.

Preliminary Schedule:

8:30am Registration begins
        Welcome by Dean David Yassky of Pace Law School

9:00am Keynote: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA) on Climate Change Threats to Westchester

Session 2: Best Practices - Regional Examples, Strategies, and Actions
Moderator: Nina Orville (SWEAC)
Panelists: Gray Russell (Sustainability Officer, Montclair, NJ)
               Mark Lowery (Office of Climate Change NYSDEC)
               Tom Bourgeois (Pace Energy & Climate Center)

Representative from Governor Cuomo's Office on New York's Climate Change Plan

Lunchtime Keynote: Professor Michael Gerrard (Columbia Center for Climate Change Law)

Session 3: Adaptation and Mitigation
Professor John R. Nolon (Land Use Law Center for Sustainable Development at Pace)
Professor Karl Rabago (Pace Energy & Climate Center)
Panelist: Professor Nicholas A. Robinson (Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies)

Q&A session

3:30pm Closing Remarks by Dean Emeritus Richard Ottinger of Pace Law School

Find the press release here.

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