NJ Mayors' Climate Summit Speaker Presentations

Review all of the topics discussed at the Summit in the slide decks below.  View a recording of the panels and the news conference here.

"What We Must Achieve: Understanding Paris, Kyoto, and New Jersey's Global Warming Response Act

The impacts of climate change and global warming were discussed, including what is currently being done to curb these impacts and what more needs to be done. The various pledges made at the local level and what they mean for New Jersey communities was put into context.

Speakers: Ed Potosnak, NJ League of Conservation Voters Education Fund; Jeanne Herb, Rutgers Bloustein School & NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance; Dr. Robert Kopp, Rutgers University's Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

"From Commitment to Action: How to Become a Sustainable Energy Community Today

This panel focused on how municipalities can play a key role in complimenting state and federal policies, while filling existing gaps. It dove deeper into Sustainable Jersey's Gold Star Standard in Energy, and spotlighted successful models from New Jersey communities.

Speakers: Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey; Mayor Vic DeLuca, Maplewood Township; Caroline Ehrlich, Woodbridge Township; Kate Lawrence, Jersey City; Mayor Vic Sordillo, Warren Township

"Resources for Change" (no slides used during this panel)

This panel highlighted organizations with available grants, technical assistance, and other resources for municipalities to achieve meaningful results.

Speakers: Jennifer Coffey, ANJEC; Amy Kao, CDP North America; Andrew Hendry, NJ Utilities Association; Marybeth Brenner, TRC; Andrea Friedman, NJDEP

See the full program here.