Protecting Biodiversity in the Big Apple

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Join City Limits for a panel discussion on the intersection of climate change, urban growth, and policy choices in NYC.

As the impact of climate change begins to register more dramatically around the world, the effect of rising global temperatures on the plant and animal world is a growing cause for concern. But the Amazon rainforest and the Alaskan tundra aren’t the only places where human activity will decide species’ fate. In New York City, a growing population encounters a complex and changing ecosystem, from coastal wetlands to vacant lots. Do the city’s laws and policies do enough to protect NYC’s flora and fauna? Is there a way to reconcile a growing population with an increasingly vulnerable natural world?

Moderated by City Limits’ Executive Editor, Jarrett Murphy, our panel features:

Annel Hernandez, Associate Director at NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Liam Kavanagh, First Deputy Commissioner at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Sarah Charlop-Powers, Executive Director and Co-Founder at Natural Areas Conservancy

Reserve your tickets here.

Tuesday September 10th
6:00 – 7:00PM
Retro Report
633 Third Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

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