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Evening Briefing: Economic & Social Vulnerability to Climate Change in Coastal NJ
April 17 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ
GSWA Members - Free
Non-member (Adult) - $10
Non-member (Child) - $5
Purchase an Annual GSWA Family Membership - $40
Award winning author, Dr. Robin Leichenko, examines the economic and social impacts of climate change in New Jersey. We will learn about how climate change is affecting economic assets, activities, and vulnerable communities and populations. Dr. Leichenko will also describe the on-going efforts at Rutgers University to help make the region more climate resilient.
Dr. Leichenko’s current research focuses on the economic and social dimensions of climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation change in U.S. cities and regions. Leichenko is a review editor for Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). She is also serving on a U.S. National Academies panel on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses. Her 2008 book, entitled, Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures (Oxford University Press), received the Meridian Book Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution in Geography from the Association of American Geographers. Leichenko earned a Ph.D. in Geography (1997) and an M.A. in Economics (1995) from Penn State University. She also holds an M.A. in Geography (1991) from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and a B.S. in English (1989) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.