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CICCA Organizes Climate Change Briefing for NYS

Albany, NY – On September 26, 2014, seven faculty from the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture (CICCA) provided a climate change briefing for the New York Governors Office and Executive Agencies on “Perspectives from Cornell as part of Climate Week in New York State.”

Cornell faculty, including Drs. Art DeGaetano, Shorna Allred, David Wolfe, Rebecca Schneider, Toby Ault, Mike Hoffmann, and Allison Chatrchyan, provided updates on Climate Change Science and Impacts in New York; New Yorkers’ Beliefs and Actions on Climate Change; Implications for NYS Agriculture and Natural Resources; Guidelines for Sustainable Water Resource Management as an Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change; Understanding near-term Climate Variability and Change; and Partnerships and Economic Opportunities in the Northeast.

The briefing was attended by staff from the Governor’s office, as well as representatives from NYS Ag and Markets, the NYS Department for Environmental Conservation; NYSERDA; NYS Department of Education; and other agencies. For more information on the briefing, contact CICCA Director, Allison Chatrchyan at amc256@cornell.edu.