Videos, slides and other materials from the Climate Change, Coasts & Communities Symposium are now available at www.monmouth.edu/climate-coasts-communities. The event, held at Monmouth University on April 17-18, gathered leading experts from around the world in the areas of climate change adaptation law and science.
Keynote speakers included Global Ocean Forum President Biliana Cicin-Sain, University of Tasmania (Australia) Faculty of Law Professor Jan McDonald and University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Robin Craig. The symposium kicked off with Monmouth University students presenting their research on coastal climate adaptation issues and also included panels on:
- The legal considerations of climate change and voiceless communities, including future generations, wildlife and natural resources
- Lessons for New Jersey from around the nation and the world on adapting to seal level rise, coastal storms and flooding
- Scientific strategies to combat climate change-induced factors that are harming marine and coastal ecosystems
The event was hosted by the UCI and Monmouth University’s Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, Office of the Provost, Global Education Office, Department of Political Science and Sociology, and Youth Activists Group.