Resilient Connecticut Summit
November 20, 2020
9:00 am – 11:45 am
CIRCA hosted the second annual Resilient Connecticut Summit on November 20, 2020 as a half-day, virtual event that was open to the public and free to attend. Participants learned about recent project activities, participated in breakouts, and heard from keynote speaker Barry E. Hill, a visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, which is a Washington, D.C. based environmental law and policy think tank and adjunct Professor at the Vermont Law School. Professor Hill presented on the topic of Attorney Generals “Addressing Instances of Environmental/Climate Injustice Through Climate Change Litigation”. This presentation is timely as the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint against ExxonMobil in September. Participants also chose between three breakout sessions focused on resilience planning, building technical capacity and tools for resilience, and climate adaptation policy and implementation.
Funding for this project is provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Block Grant National Disaster Recovery Program, as administered by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Housing.