UMass Dartmouth Environmental Policy Professor Chad McGuire will take part in a panel discussion on preparing for climate change June 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Beverly Yacht Club Terrace in Marion, Massachusetts (99 Water Street). Professor McGuire will speak specifically on local coastal resiliency planning. Taking part in the panel with Dr. McGuire is Dr. Jennifer Francis, professor of atmospheric science at Rutgers University. The discussion, which will include a Q&A with the audience, is sponsored by the Marion Institute and Sippican Lands Trust.
This past December, Professor McGuire participated in the Global Awareness Education and Action (GAEA) Climate Summit, which focused on the science and policy of climate change and climate-related resiliency planning. Sponsored by UMass Dartmouth, the Island Foundation, and the New Bedford Whaling Museum in collaboration with seven daily newspapers located south of Boston, the GAEA Summit convened a region-wide conversation that brought together scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and citizens from all 54 cities and towns to discuss the issues in a manner that educated and mobilized individuals and communities.
Dr. McGuire is a Professor of Environmental Policy within UMass Dartmouth's Department of Public Policy. His background is in environmental law and environmental science. Professor McGuire teaches, writes, and practices in the fields of environmental law, policy, sustainability and dispute resolution. He has published more than 20 scholarly articles and three academic texts on these topics over the last ten years. In addition, he works on policy issues related to fisheries management, climate change, coastal management, and land use patterns. Dr. McGuire's expertise has been sought in both private and public forums, and he currently serves on committees for both non-profit and government entities.
More information on the panel can be found at www.marioninstitute.org/climate.
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