Managing Shifts in Community Resilience Priorities in Light of COVID-19

SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS
LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES
 COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery:  An Opportunity for a Stronger New England

 As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences and challenges in the climate change preparedness arena.  Join us for a series of lunchtime webinar discussions examining how we can respond to the pandemic with an approach that builds a stronger New England, revitalizes communities and takes steps to protect them from future disaster scenarios.

 


Description: 
Climate change and sustainability initiatives are being sidelined as a result of the pandemic.  Whether the cause of this interruption is a short-term shift in focus, or the long-term availability of funding resources, local government leaders will need to develop strategies for managing interruptions, preserving relationships, aligning initiatives with other more emergent or valued priorities, and revitalizing stalled efforts down the road.


Presenters:
Joanne Throwe, President, Throwe Environmental
Daniel Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
Chris Castro, Director, Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
Nancy Smith, Program Manager of Community Engagement, Boston Public Health Commission