Creating a Pathway to Climate Neutrality in NY

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act Forum

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What is the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and how’s it being implemented? What does it mean for you?

A panel of diverse leaders from New York State will share their insights of this new law on our state’s journey to climate neutrality. 

Recap of the CLCPA Panel

Achieving Climate Neutrality

Being the fourth most populous state and third largest economy in the United States, New York’s groundbreaking and ambitious new climate law— the recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act—has an opportunity to make a big step forward in our collective work to reduce our carbon emissions.

The University at Buffalo is hosting a conversation around the most aggressive climate change law in the country. The forum— Creating a Pathway to Climate Neutrality in NY:  The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act— is a solutions focused discussion where the audience will hear from policymakers, businesses, social justice advocates, environmentalists, academics, thought leaders and others as they take a deeper dive into the new legislation and what it means to achieving climate neutrality.

The event is on October 17th from 6-7:30pm at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in downtown Buffalo. Refreshments and a cash bar will be available at 5:30pm. 

Panelists

Adam F.

Adam Fogel, Chief of Staff, Senator Tim Kennedy

Tyra.

Tyra Johnson-Hux, Collaborative for a Regenerative Economy

Mark L.

Mark Lowery, Assistant Director, Office of Climate Change, NY Department of Environmental Conservation

Franchelle Parker.

Franchelle C.H. Parker, Executive Director, Open Buffalo

Asa.

Asa Guilamo, Executive Director, WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

Ken.

Ken Kujawa, WNY Regional Manager, National Grid

Jessica.

Jessica Ottney Mahar, Policy Director, The Nature Conservancy

Elizabeth.

Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo Department of Geology

Getting Here

Location: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

955 Main Street

The entrance is on the corner of Main and High streets

For Visitors, please sign in at the Security desk

Green Commute

Attendees can park and ride the metro rail to the Allen Street/Medical Station which is directly in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences. The building also has bike parking located at and under the school as well. 

Parking

Ample parking is available on the street after 5pm, in the Conventus parking ramp (for a fee; located across the street from the main entrance to the medical school at Main and High streets) or the Ellicott Goodrich parking ramp (for a fee; located at the corner of North and Ellicott streets).  NFTA Metro Rail transportation is also available from UB South to the Allen/Medical Campus Station. 

Click here for more information on parking and getting to the downtown campus.

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