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NJ Climate Change Policy 2017

Climate Change Policy in New Jersey at Duke Farms 2017

 On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017, the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance hosted a conference to assess the state of New Jersey's preparedness for a changing climate. Over 200 scientists, practitioners, and decisions makers came together to assess how far the Garden State has come in preparing for climate change and what critical decisions and stsrategies are needed now and into the future to protect our people, places, and assets. 


The conference agenda and presentations are below.


Agenda and Presentations


9:00  AM  Welcome and overview 

9:15-9:45 AM State of New Jersey's Climate

Professor Anthony Broccoli, Ph.D.  Department of Environmental Sciences; Rutgers University
  pdf Broccoli Presentation (3.56 MB)


9:45-10:15 AM An overview of statewide policy recommendations

Marjorie Kaplan, Dr.P.H. Associate Director; Rutgers Climate Institute
  pdf Kaplan Presentation (3.09 MB)


10:15-11:15 AM Opportunities to Improve Quality of Life for all New Jerseyans. Facilitated by Dan Fatton, Executive Director, New Jersey Work Environmental Council
  pdf Fatton Presentation (2.01 MB)

George DiFerdinando, Jr.,M.D.,M.P.H,FACP, Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health​.
pdf DiFerdinando Presentation (155 KB)

Ana Baptista Ph.D, Assistant Professor, The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
pdf Baptista Presentation (1.45 MB)

David Henry, Health Officer, Monmouth County Regional Health Commission
pdf Henry Presentation (256 KB)

Robert Laumbach, M.D.,M.P.H.,C.I.H, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Medicine ​ Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
pdf Laumbach Presentation (187 KB)

Rob Freudenberg, Director, Energy and Environmental Programs, Regional Plan Association
pdf Freudenberg Presentation (2.17 MB)



11:30AM - 12:30 PM Opportunities to improve New Jersey's Infrastructure. Facilitated by Mark Mauriello, Director of Environmental Affairs & Planning, Edgewood Properties
  pdf Mauriello Presentation (2.11 MB)


Jeff Perlman, Principal Planner, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

Rick Thigpen, Vice President, State Government Affairs, PSE&G Services Corporation
pdf Thigpen Presentation (160 KB)  

Patrick Natale, Vice President, Mott McDonald
pdf Natale Presentation (367 KB) pdf  
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Jennifer Senick Ph.D, Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
  pdf Senick Presentation (814 KB)

John A. Miller, P.E, CFM, CSM, Legislative Committee Chair, NJ Association for Floodplain Management
  pdf Miller Presentation (984 KB)


12:30 - 2:00 PM Lunch and Keynote

      Keynote speaker introduction by Michael Catania, Executive Director, Duke Farms

Keynote Speaker
Mindy Lubber, President and CEO of CERES
Lubber Presentation

2:00 - 3:00  PM Opportunities to Protect the Places We Love -- Facilitated by Patty Doerr, Director of Coastal and Marine Programs, The Nature Conservancy of NJ 
  pdf Doerr Presentation (3.10 MB)

Martha Maxwell-Doyle, Deputy Director, Barnegat Bay Partnership
  pdf Maxwell-Doyle Presentation (1.79 MB)

John Cecil, Vice President for Stewardship, NJ Audubon Society
  pdf Cecil Presentation (1.51 MB)

Pam Mount, Proprietor, Terhune Orchards
  pdf Mount Presentation (9.64 MB)

Jennifer Adkins, Executive Director, Partnership for Delaware Estuary
  pdf Adkins Presentation (1.05 MB)

3:00 - 3:45  PM Opportunities to Protect the Places We Love -- Facilitated by Gary Sondermeyer, Vice President for Operations, Bayshore Recycling

Randall E. Solomon, Director, The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey

Megan Linkin,Vice President, Swiss Reinsurance America Holding Corporation

Anthony MacDonald, Director, Urban Coast Institute Monmouth University

Dr. Nicky Sheats, Esq, John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, Thomas Edison State College

Peter Kasabach, Executive Director, New Jersey Future​

3:00 - 3:45  PM Wrap up and discussion-- Facilitated by Jeanne Herb, Associate Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University



 Speaker Biographies


Thank you to our conference sponsors: