New Jersey Mayors' Climate Summit

8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy
Civic Square Building
33 Livingston Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Mayors and community leaders across New Jersey have taken up the challenge of addressing climate change and implementing sustainability practices at a local level. Please join us to discuss what we must achieve locally, and understand the specific steps we can take today to succeed. It is vital for our mayors and communities to take a leading role in preserving the environment, safeguarding sources of clean drinking water, and protecting the public health of our citizens. The day will consist of three panels of experts, resource organizations, and local leaders discussing a pathway forward to enable New Jersey to succeed in meeting the challenges presented by climate change.


New Jersey Mayors' Climate Summit

Mayor Phil Kramer, Franklin Twp and Mayor Bruce A. Harris, Chatham Borough
Sustainable Jersey

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Rutgers University Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy


8:30am Registration
9:00am Welcome
9:15am-10:15am Panel 1: What We Must Achieve: Understanding Paris, Kyoto, and New Jersey's Global Warming Response Act
10:15am-11:15am Panel 2: From Commitment to Action: How to Become a Sustainable Energy Community Today
10:15am-11:30pm Break
11:30am-12:30pm Panel 3: Resources for Change
12:30pm-1:30pm Networking Lunch and Q&A

Speakers include
Jeanne Herb, Rutgers Climate Institute
Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey
Ed Potosnak, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Education Fund
Jennifer Coffey, Association of NJ Environmental Commissions
Robert E. Kopp, Ph.D., Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

ANJEC | New Jersey Audubon | NJ Clean Cities Coalition
New Jersey League of Municipalities | New Jersey Conservation Foundation 
Rutgers Climate Adaptation Alliance | New Jersey Future | NJ Highlands Coalition
ChargEVC | Food & Water Watch | ReThink Energy NJ

The February 3rd Mayors' Climate Summit is sold out and registration is now closed.  Tune into at 12:45pm the day of the event to view a live stream of the news conference featuring several mayors presenting their local strategies to advance climate efforts and put New Jersey on track to meet more ambitious targets going forward. A recording of the conference will be posted at the following week.

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