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July 2014 Climate Change Symposium

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Time Agenda Items

8:30 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 AM

Welcome: Suzanne K. Condon, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Director, Bureau of Environmental Health

9:10 AM

What Does the Science Tell Us? Climate Impacts in the Northeast and the US Climate Assessment: Ellen Mecray
Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region at NOAA

9:40 AM

 Statewide and Regional Capacity of Local Health Departments to Prepare for Health Impacts of Climate Change: Suzanne K. Condon, Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Director, Bureau of Environmental Health

10:10 AM

Break

10:25 AM

Update of Climate Change Preparedness Initiatives in Massachusetts: Liz Hanson, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA); Amy McGuire, Department of Energy Resources (DOER); Julie Knisel, Coastal Zone Management (CZM); Steven Miller, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT); Sarah White, Massachusetts Emergency Management Association (MEMA)

11:45 AM

Implementing CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects Framework in Massachusetts: Marc Nascarella
Director, Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

12:15 PM

Lunch

1:15 PM

Pilot Health Impact Assessment of Climate Change Action Plans in Waster Massachusetts: Margaret Round
Chief, Air Toxics, Environmental Toxicology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Ben Wood, Healthy Community Design Coordinator, Division of Prevention and Wellness, Bureau of Community Health and Prevention, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Catherine Ratte, Principal Planner/Manager, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

1:40 PM

Community Planning and Resiliency: Reducing Vulnerabilities through Green Infrastructure: E. Heidi Ricci
Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon

2:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion on Integrating Existing Vulnerability Assessment into Climate Change Adaptation Planning at the Local Level

2:50 PM

Closing Remarks

3:00 PM

Adjourn