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Westchester Climate Change Summit Conference Will Take Place At Pace Law

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Pace University Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies and Federated Conservationists of Westchester County will present a daylong conference on the impacts of climate change in Westchester on Friday, Sept. 12. 

The conference will be held at the New York State Judicial Institute on the Pace Law School campus, 84 N. Broadway in White Plains.

Experts, including keynote speakers Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig (NASA Goddard Space Center) and Professor Michael Gerrard (Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School), will discuss the formidable threats of climate change to the county and outline solutions and strategies available to municipalities to address these threats. Specifics of climate change to be discussed include coastal resiliency by Mark Lowery, climate policy analyst, Office of Climate Change NYSDEC; regional examples of solution/strategies by Nina Orville, executive director of SWEAC; A Climate Showcase Community by Gray Russell, sustainability director of Montclair, N.J.; Microgrids by Tom Bourgeois, deputy director, the Energy and Climate Change Center, Pace Law School; Climate Smart Communities in NYS by professor John Nolon, counsel to Pace's Land Use Law Center; NYS Climate Change Plan by a representative from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and ways to achieve more energy independence by professor Karl Rabago, director of the Energy and Climate Change Center at Pace Law School.

The conference is co-sponsored by Sustainable Westchester. 

Registration will be limited. To register for the event visit

For information, call FCWC at 914-422-4053 or email   

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