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With Rohit Aggarwala (Commissioner, NYC Dept Environmental Protection), Gino Van Begin (Secy General, Local Govts for Sustainability), Evan Tachovsky (Dir., World Resources Institute), Timon McPhearson (Dir., Urban Systems Lab), Josh Sorin (Dir., Centre for Public Impact).
Thu, Sep 21, 2023 @ 09:00 AM   FREE   New School, 63 5th Ave, Tishman Auditorium

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As communities & cities increasingly experience the impacts of climate change, the need for solutions & scalable actions have never been more important. This is especially true in large cities like New York, which are wrestling with a range of hazards from extreme heat & rainfall, to sea level rise & coastal flooding. But what are some of the emerging ideas, technologies, & solutions that organizations are advancing worldwide to address the ongoing climate crisis? Join senior leaders from across the public, private, & social sectors for an engaging discussion on the potential & challenges of leveraging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate climate action.

Organized by The New School,, the Centre for Public Impact, & World Resources Institute (WRI), this event will feature live demonstrations of two novel solutions from The New School's Urban Systems Lab & WRI which will be followed by a moderated panel discussion. The event encourages attendance from those in roles of government, industry, community activism, academia, & philanthropy interested in understanding more about how AI can unlock climate resilience at the community level. There will be an opportunity to network with attendees & organizers after the event.

Registration is required & first come first serve. Speakers will include:

Rohit T. Aggarwala, Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Gino Van Begin, Secretary General, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
Evan Tachovsky, Data Lab Global Director, World Resources Institute
Timon McPhearson, Director & Professor, Urban Systems Lab, The New School
Joel Towers, Professor & Co-Director, Tishman Environment & Design Center, The New School
Josh Sorin, Global Director for Climate Action, Centre for Public Impact
Jaya Dhindaw, Interim Director, WRI India Ross Centre for Sustainable Cities
Presented by The New School's Urban Systems Lab at The Schools for Public Engagement.

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