Friday, November 20, 2020
9:00 – 11:45 am
CIRCA hosted the second annual Resilient Connecticut Summit on November 20, 2020 as a half-day, virtual event that was open to the public and free to attend. Participants learned about recent project activities, participated in breakouts, and heard from keynote speaker Barry E. Hill, a visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute, which is a Washington, D.C. based environmental law and policy think tank and adjunct Professor at the Vermont Law School. Professor Hill presented on the topic of Attorney Generals “Addressing Instances of Environmental/Climate Injustice Through Climate Change Litigation”. This presentation is timely as the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint against ExxonMobil in September. Participants also chose between three breakout sessions focused on resilience planning, building technical capacity and tools for resilience, and climate adaptation policy and implementation.