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EBC Climate Change Program: Adaptation - Planning for Resiliency
Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:30 AM - 12:00PM

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
One Financial Center
Boston, MA


Superstorm Sandy has awoken long-overdue attention to the need to plan and act now to adjust to coming ocean rise, warmer temperatures and climate change.

Climate change is among the greatest environmental challenges of this generation, with potentially profound effects on the economy, public health, water resources, infrastructure, coastal resources, energy demand, natural resources, and recreation. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is committed to doing its part to mitigate and adapt to this challenge, recognizing the necessity of engaging in adaptation planning today by taking a close look at strategies that could help the state become more resilient and ready to adapt to climate change as it occurs.

This second of a two part series of EBC Climate Change programs on adaptation (the first program on March 5, 2013 focused on vulnerability and preparedness) will focus on planning to increase resiliency.

Links to The Boston Harbor Association Report

Program Chair

  Ralph A. Child
  Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.


  • JoAnn Carmin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Policy and Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
  • Wendi Goldsmith, CEO, Bioengineering Group
  • Phillip Griffiths, Undersecretary, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Steven Long, Director of Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy
  • Blake Martin, Senior Associate, Weston & Sampson
  • Kevin Walsh, Director of Environmental Services, MassDOT - Highway Division

Final Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am - 8:00am
Program: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Registration Fees:
EBC Members: $120*
Non-Members: $165*
Government & Non-Profit Rate: $50

*After April 9th and at the door, add $20.
Cancellations must be received by 5pm on April 9th for a refund.
No-shows will be charged.


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Subsidized Rates:
Subsidized registrations are not accepted at the door.
Only 5 registrations available at each rate.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
  For attendees who are currently unemployed, NOT self-employed.

Young Environmental Professional Rate: $25
  For EBC Members only. Attendees who have worked in their field for less than 5 years.

The electricity for this EBC event has been matched with 100% local wind power through New England Wind, a program of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance. You can green your electricity too! Visit


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