The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions hosted a Local Climate Action Summit in New York City during New York Climate Week. The event was held on September 28, 2018, and attended by over 100 individuals from government agencies, NGOs, municipalities, Cooperative Extension and universities that spanned the entire Northeastern US.
The summit focused sharing success stories and challenges of local communities to address climate change, and to get stakeholder input on the development of a new Extension Climate Steward Volunteer program that would support climate-smart communities in the Northeast. The summit was an opportunity for communities and leaders working in climate resiliency to not only provide input on community needs but also share their experiences in fostering climate action and implementation at the local level.
Support for the summit was provided by the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable future at Cornell University, and the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture.