Feb. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School, Room 295
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Austin Blackmon Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston
Michael Pizziferri (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-542-8995)
In the past few years, the American public has become more aware of the damage wrought by climate change. From droughts in the west to extreme weather in the east, a rapidly changing climate has already made its footprint in the United States. Last year’s extreme winter is a reminder that Massachusetts will not escape unscathed from this global phenomenon. Cities around the world are responding as best they can to these changes, even as a global strategy to deal with climate change remains elusive.
Join Austin Blackmon, the City of Boston’s Chief for the Environment and Energy for a discussion on the role of cities in combating climate change. Blackmon recently represented Boston at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), where the city received a prestigious C40 award for “Smart Cities and Smart Community Engagement,” beating out Melbourne, Australia and New York City.
Learn about how the City of Boston has become a global leader in the municipal level fight against climate change and what must be done to stymie this environmental crisis.