USGBC Florida is proud to join a host of other outstanding sponsors and supporters -- including the USGBC Puerto Rico Chapter -- promoting the Companies Versus Climate Change Conference in Fort Lauderdale, November 30 through December 2.
Scheduled on the first anniversary of the historic COP21, CvCC will address some of the most complex and multidimensional challenges facing business today.
- How is climate change already decoupling supply chains based on rising sea levels, intense heat and extreme weather?
- How are companies leveraging the age-old efficiencies of scenario planning to better understand environmental impact?
- What will our cities look like in the future in order to be sustainable and resilient?
Here's just one panel -- urbanism 3.0! -- that's sure to hit home for South Florida!
Urbanism 3.0! is a reference to speed. There is a brutal urgency associated with climate change. Rising and record temperatures. Sea level rise. A great deal is being done in cities around the world to prepare. A great deal more TALK is taking place! This OUTSTANDING panel will explore how to do more, how to do it smarter, and how to do it all FASTER. Miami-Dade will be the featured urban area in this discussion.
- Jonathan Burgess, Vice-President of Sustainable Operations, The Spinnaker Group
- Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Director of the University of Miami Urban Design Master's program
- Sonia Chao, Director of the Center for Urban and Community Design, University of Miami
- Jim Murley, Miami-Dade Chief Resilience Officer
- Co-moderators: Alex Diaz (USGBC Puerto Rico and Special Initiatives) and Irela Bagué (Principal for Bagué Group)
This panel will take place Friday, December 2, starting at 9:15-10:30am.
The speakers lineup is staggeringly impressive, with subject-matter experts from TD Bank, EnerNOC, Ingersoll Rand, GE, Avery Dennison, JetBlue, Biogen, Citi, GZA, SAP, Hershey and NYU Stern and more. The program promises to provide deep insights and unique solutions, and to persistently challenge attendees to ask themselves how can we do this better, at scale and together?
The timely conference will feature fireside chats, candid dialogues, and an unrelenting focus on engagement. The exciting agenda aims to unravel the many threads of climate change.
Companies vs. Climate Change is THE forum for you to ask questions, seek out partnerships and attend an expert-laden event that has the depth and the intensity of facilitating the kind of dialogues that lead to change.
Florida is ground zero for the economic impacts of sea-level rise, with the greatest value of assets at risk in the world. We invite you to ...
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