UConn Resilient Communities Earth Day Conference

April 22, 2022
9:00 am – 1:15 pm 

A Virtual Conference 

Communities of all sizes and locations are being challenged by the present realities of climate change. Please join the University of Connecticut’s Center for Energy & Environmental Law (CEEL), the Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), and the Diversity Alliance for this CEEL Annual Earth Day Conference. Our interdisciplinary approach brings together specialists in environmental law, municipal finance, climate and marine science, community planning and more.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Linda Shi from Cornell University, will start the day by framing the decision-making challenges facing municipalities in a time of climate change. CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes will provide introductory remarks to frame the panel discussion, “Priorities for Municipal Resilience Planning.”

During the Conference, participants will:

  • Explore the relationship between food, equity, environmental justice, and climate change;
  • Learn about new tools and policies to assess and address climate vulnerability;
  • Recognize issues and overlap between resilience science, financing, and planning; and
  • Learn about support for and development of a Connecticut resilience project pipeline.

See the event website for a detailed agenda and to register.