The CUNY ASRC will host a day-long press briefing exploring what the greater New York City area has learned, where we are, and where we need to be 10 years after Superstorm Sandy. The far-reaching weather event was a harbinger of a potentially devastating future under climate change, and a mandate for the greater New York City area to move toward resilience and sustainability so that communities can slow the pace of and withstand climate change.
The press event will feature:
- 3 panels that explore local climate change stressors, their impact on the lives of NYC residents and communities, and how the city is faring in addressing the challenge of climate change
- Research data from CUNY climate change researchers who are working in various capacities across the greater NYC area to address a variety of related issues
- An update on the NYC Floodnet project and a new local initiative to address climate change