Adapting to Climate Change

Adapting to Climate Change:
Current Plans, Next Steps, and a Draft Playbook for the Future

New York State, New York City, and New Jersey have or are in the process of drafting plans for adapting to climate change. This panel will present an overview of each of the latest plans, recommended next steps for all things from long-range planning to emergency preparedness and an analysis of what it will take to coordinate policy to develop long-range playbooks for different audiences. We will also explore how more research and innovation will lead to better information and adaptation strategies.

To download a copy of the presentations for the Adapting to Climate Change Panel, click on this link: Adapting to Climate Change Panel Presentations

Ton Siemerink, Program Manager and Senior Management Consultant, City of Rotterdam

Chris Ward, Executive Vice President, Dragados, USA


  • Adam Freed, Deputy Director, NYC Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
  • Klaus Jacob, Ph.D., Special Research Scientist, Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Observatory, Earth Institute, and Professor, Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs
  • Mark Lowery, Climate Policy Analyst, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation Office of Climate Change
  • Randall Solomon, Co-Director, The Sustainability Institute at The College of New Jersey
  • Mark Watson, Environmental Research and Energy Resources Programs Manager, NY State Energy Research & Development Authority


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