Climate change is a global problem, but the impacts are very real for the people of Minnesota. From hotter summers, and more frequent flooding, to worsening air quality and increased road repair costs, the local impacts of climate change are becoming a serious challenge for cities and towns across Minnesota.
So, what are local governments in Minnesota doing to prepare for the effects of climate change on public health, infrastructure and the environment? And what is the state doing to assist communities in this effort?
Please join the Women’s Environmental Network for a lively discussion of these issues with two experts on climate adaption and public policy in Minnesota. Paul Moss with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will address the state’s climate change adaptation strategy and its efforts to help cities and communities around Minnesota adapt to the effects of climate change. Shannon Pinc from the City of St. Louis Park Park will talk about the City’s work to prepare its residents for extreme weather and policies that are being developed to mitigate further impacts of climate change.