Building Resilient and Healthy Communities through Land Use Strategies: Turning Climate Change Risk into Opportunity

APA New Jersey Chapter

#9120302

Friday, March 17, 2017
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EDT

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Overview

Climate change creates many hazards for our communities including risks to health, infrastructure, and ecosystems. This workshop will explore opportunities to reduce the impacts of sea level rise, storm surges, and extreme rainfall events through land use strategies. The workshop will demonstrate the public health and other benefits that can be derived through use of ecosystem services valuation, health impact assessment, and other land use and planning tools. It will provide information on the effects of climate change, discuss the connection between climate change impacts, sustainability and land conservation, and discuss action steps that are available for communities to protect public health, ecosystems and infrastructure. We will draw on recent post-Sandy experience to demonstrate cuttingedge approaches that reflect the benefits of conserving land in the face of climate impacts.

Speakers

Rabi Keiber

Life Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Read More

Joseph Siegel

US Environmental Protection Agency Region 2

Contact Info

Christopher Brown, christopher.alex.brown@gmail.com