This program provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about public sustainable change and how each citizen of Cincinnati can be part of a positive impact for the city by taking a deep dive into the city’s initiative that started in 2008 and continues with a refreshed plan that was outlined in 2013.
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In this program you will focus on Cincinnati as a Midwestern case study for climate impacts and responses. By gaining insights into anticipated climate changes, and understanding preparations already in place you will have the opportunity to help develop strategies for the public and private sectors, weighing their cost verse benefits and difficulty to pursue.
Climate Change Leadership in Cincinnati: A Local perspective on a Global Challenge will meet once a week for five weeks. The course is designed to take a deeper look at the city of Cincinnati to show where the improvements have been made and where we can continue to strategize towards new goals and impacts.
Through your participation in this course you will:
• Understand the ways in which climate change is likely to impact Cincinnati (and similar Midwestern cities).
• Examine what is being done to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change in Cincinnati.
• Understand what is being done and can be done to reduce Cincinnati’s contribution to climate change, and the costs and benefits of those measures.
Climate Change Leadership in Cincinnati will focus on examining the city’s current state and assessing future possible developments for change in both the public and private sector. You learning objectives will include:
• Analysis of National Climate Assessment Report
• Examining Green House Gas emissions in Cincinnati
• Sustainable Energy use
• Understanding and assessment of the current Green Cincinnati Plan
• Develop strategies for Cincinnati’s public and private sectors to address climate impacts
Larry Falkin has served as Director of the City of Cincinnati's Office of Environment & Sustainability since July 2007. His prior work experience includes time with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Kansas City Department of Environmental Management, the Jackson County (Missouri) Department of Parks and Recreation and the Environmental Compliance Oversight Corporation.
Mr. Falkin holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a J.D. from Pace University School of Law.