Kickoff event video now online

by | April 5, 2015

Adam Sobel with panelists Daniel Zarrilli, Lisa Goddard, Michael Gerrard and Radley Horton in Low Library. (Photo: Eileen Barroso)

On February 23 we formally launched the Initiative with an event in the Columbia World Leaders Forum series. After some introductory remarks by Executive VP for Research Michael Purdy, and then some by me, the main attraction was a panel discussion. The panel covered lessons learned in New York City from Sandy about how to prepare for and recover from extreme weather events, what the city is doing now to adapt to climate change, and what the rest of the world can learn from all of this – or what we might learn from other places. It was an honor to have Dan Zarrilli, head of the City’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, on the panel, together with Columbia’s own Michael Gerrard, Lisa Goddard, and Radley Horton.

I am writing about it more than a month later because, as of a couple of days ago, the video recording of the whole thing is now online. So if you missed the event, you can now watch it all here.

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