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Cambio Climático en el Caribe 2011: Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas

Cambio Climático en el Caribe 2011: Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas

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arquillano Cambio Climático en el Caribe 2011: Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas Cambio Climático en el Caribe 2011: Puerto Rico y las Islas Vírgenes Americanas / Climate Change in the Caribbean 2011: Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Cuando: Noviembre 15 y 16 del 2011

Donde: Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

PAGINA WEBHOJA DE REGISTRO

Agenda

DAY 1: INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE AND REDUCING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN THE U.S. CARIBBEAN

8:30-9:00AM Registration

9:00-9:30AM Welcome – Judith Enck, US EPA Region 2 Administrator ; Ernesto Diaz, DNER, Director of the Puerto Rico Coastal Zone Management Program

9:30-11:00AM Global Climate Change 101 and Possible future climate conditions for the U.S. Caribbean, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University

11:00 – 11:15AM Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00PM Consequences of Climate Change in the Caribbean, Dr. Carlos Fuller, Deputy Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

12:00PM-1:00PM Lunch (not provided)

1:00-2:45PM Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

Part 1 – federal regulations on GHG emissions; federal and territorial initiatives to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, Paul Simon – US EPA, Luis Bernal – PR Energy Affairs
Administration, Laura Morton – US Department of Energy, Shawn Margoles – The Nature Conservancy

2:45PM – 3:00PM Coffee Break

3:00PM-4:30PM Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions:

Part 2 – sustainable materials management; green infrastructure; green buildings; greening the hospitality sector, Mark Lichtenstein – Syracuse University, Fernando Abruña – Founder of the Caribbean Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Carolina Morales Gonzales – PR Tourism Company

4:30 – 5:00PM Carbon Sequestration Options (including land management strategies) Dr. Elvira Cuevas, University of Puerto Rico

5:00PM – 6:00PM Poster Session and Cocktail Reception

DAY 2: HOW U.S. CARIBBEAN TROPICAL ISLANDS CAN ADAPT TO A CHANGING CLIMATE

8:30 – 9:00AM Registration

9:00-11:00AM Climate Change Adaptation 101 , Local speaker Carlos Fuller, Deputy Director,
Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre

11:00AM-11:15AM Break

11:15AM-12:15PM Concurrent Session 1
PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT – Rising Sea Levels and Coastal Management
SOCIETY AND ECONOMY – Social Vulnerability and Public Health
ECOLOGY – Terrestrial Ecology

12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch (not provided)

1:15-2:15 PM Concurrent Session II
PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT – Risk Management and Planning for Non-Coastal Areas
SOCIETY AND ECONOMY – Economic Development and Tourism
ECOLOGY – Coastal and Marine Ecology

2:20 – 3:20PM Concurrent Session III
PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT – Case Studies of Integrated Approaches for Watershed Management in the U.S. Caribbean
SOCIETY AND ECONOMY – Water Availability and Water Quality
ECOLOGY – Modeling and Technology to Help Prepare for Changes

3:30-4:30PM Federal and Territorial Initiatives and Opportunities for Climate Change Adaptation
Speakers TBD

4:30-5:00PM Closing and Call to Action
Speakers TBD

HOJA DE REGISTRO

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