Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin prof of Professional Practice and director, Center for Climate Change; Amy Davidsen, exec dir, The Climate Group; Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, sr dir, Rockefeller Foundation
Climate change is placing increasing strain on the infrastructure and resources of cities around the world. Rising sea levels, increases in heat waves, and more frequent and intense weather events demand broad adaptation initiatives and new attention to long-term resilience. As home to more than half of the world's population, cities are becoming the first responders to climate change and are taking a leadership role in addressing its impacts. This panel will discuss adaptation initiatives being implemented in cities around the world, and New York's role within this global movement.