2023 CIRCA Summit: A Climate Resilience Roadmap for Connecticut 

Join the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation for a one day conference at UConn School of Law in Hartford on Dec. 1 from 9:15am-4:00pm to learn about the Resilient Connecticut program, updates on projects including the Environmental Justice Mapping Tool and the Resilience Roadmap policy recommendations for Connecticut. The conference will feature panel discussions with state and nationally known experts in climate resilience focusing on topics including the interdisciplinary nature of climate challenges, need for economic and workforce development, and focus on equity in advancing climate solutions.

Katie Dykes is the keynote speaker. She is the Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP). She has served since 2019, when she was first nominated by Governor Ned Lamont, and was re-confirmed in February 2023 to serve in Governor Lamont’s second term. Katie previously served as Chair of the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) from 2015-2018, and as Deputy Commissioner for Energy at Connecticut DEEP from 2012-2015. Katie also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Inc. (RGGI). Katie joined CT DEEP in March 2012 after prior service in the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Department of Energy. She is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale Law School.

Conference agenda and speaker information here.

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