New York Seminar Series
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
10:00 – 2:30
1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY
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When it comes to extreme weather patterns, climate change and preparedness show up at the center of debate. Wednesday’s event, honed in on the question: “What is the state of the art in preparing for extreme weather events?” Well, recent extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac and the earthquake-Tsunami disaster in Japan, tell us that there simply is no room for debate when it comes to importance of preparedness.

Keynote Speakers



Mr. Shaw Chen Liu

Distinguished Research Fellow and Director, Research Center for Environmental Changes Academia Sinica, Republic of China (Taiwan)



Ms. Leah Cohen

Policy Advisor on Climate Change Adaption, NYC Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability

Panel Speakers

  • Ambassador Collin Beck, Permanent Representative of Solomon Islands to the United Nations
  • Ambassador Janine Coye-Felson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Belize to the United Nations
  • Professor Michael Gerrard, Director, Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University
  • Professor Klaus Jacob, Special Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Mr. Justin Harris, Office of Regional and Bilateral Affairs, US EPA


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