ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL OF MAINE

21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder

  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Abromson Center, Room 214/215, USM

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21st Century Maine:

Warmer, Wetter, Wilder

A roundtable discussion presented by 

Clean Air/Cool Planet and E2Tech

 and featuring the 

Ambassador of Norway to the United States

Based in New England and established in 2000, Clean Air-Cool Planet (CA-CP) works collaboratively with campuses, communities, and corporations to pioneer and scale-up innovative solutions aimed at reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change.  Through civic engagement activities aimed at science centers, universities, the business sector, states, and local communities, CA-CP has built a strong, grass-roots-based network working to ensure that climate change becomes part of the local, state and national agenda.  CA-CP’s mission is to accelerate the transition to sustainable communities through climate mitigation, adaptation planning, and effective climate policies.

Clean Air-Cool Planet has partnered with the Norwegian Embassy to bring a roundtable discussion on the effects of climate change to Portland.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to hear perspectives from internationally-recognized experts on how climate change will affect Maine and how our communities may begin planning to mitigate damage.  Can we adapt our infrastructure and manmade environments to withstand the predicted changes?  The speakers want to hear the local perspective from our business, government and civic leaders an engage in a discussion about actions for the future.

His Excellency Wegger Chr. Strommen, Ambassador of Norway to the United States

Speakers:

  • Audun Rosland, Director of the Climate Department, Norwegian Climate and Pollution Agency.  “Global trends in extreme weather events. Managing risks, change and adaptation”
  • George L. Jacobson, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Ecology, and Climate Change, Univ. of Maine and Maine State Climatologist.  “Climate variability in Maine, past and future”
  • Brooks Yeager, Executive Vice President for Policy, Clean Air-Cool Planet.  “Adaptation in the Northeast and the Nation”

There is no fee for this event, but space is limited so registration is required.















 
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