Current Issues in Environmental Policy: Climate Change Adaptation, MA Initiatives

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 7-8 PM
Location: Cohasset Center for Student Coastal Research

John Clarkeson

John Clarkeson

Join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST) for this highly engaging seminar and discussion series ushered in by John Clarkeson of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). Mr. Clarkeson will discuss "Current Issues in Environmental Policy: Climate Change Adaptation, Massachusetts Initiatives, and the work of the Adaptation Advisory Committee".

Admission is free.

About Mr. Clarkeson: John Clarkeson joined EEA in 1995. He helped implement the Watershed Initiative (MWI), fostering shared responsibility for improving environmental quality. He designed the Outdoor Classroom grant providing funding for environmental education in public schools, the Drinking Water Supply Land Protection Grant, and now oversees the Commonwealth’s $20 million Dam and Seawall Fund. John also serves on the steering committees for the state’s non-point source pollution management plan and sustainable water management framework. He is the principle author of EEA’s Climate Change Adaptation Report’s chapter on the Economy and Local Government. Working with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, he developed a model for projecting future water use, offering insights how municipalities can ensure a healthy environment with economic growth. For the past five years, he has coordinated the EEA intern program, recruiting over 20 undergraduate and graduate students each year to supplement their academic efforts with an introduction to environmental careers.

This is a free presentation hosted by the Center for Student Coastal Research (CSCR), a non profit organization located in Cohasset on Boston’s South Shore. CSCR educates students in environmental sciences, encourages environmental awareness, and promotes activism.

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