UCCRN Co-Directors’ Letter to the New York Times
UCCRN Co-Directors, William Solecki and Cynthia Rosenzweig, recently had their letter to the New York Times published on-line. Writing in response to an Op-Ed article, Cities Must Lead on Climate, they expressed that:
Cities can be the catalyst for significant and potentially transformative climate action. This action needs to not only focus on reducing GHG emissions but also on adapting to the change already baked into our climate system and affecting U.S. right now. Cities must take actions on climate mitigation and adaptation simultaneously and in an integrated fashion where maximum co-benefits can be defined. This integration also will require a more robust and dynamic link between the urban practitioner community and scientific community in order to produce new knowledge that is both actionable and able to promote a flexible climate response policy as our understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a more dynamic climate emerge.
To read the article on the New York Times, click here.