Climate Change News Roundup

The next round of community conversations for the update of PlaNYC was announced. For more on the update process see my post on PlaNYC 2.0. The schedule for upcoming meetings is:

Upper Manhattan
Monday, December 6th, 2010
7:00PM – 9:00PM
State Office Building 2nd Flr. Gallery
163 West 125th Street, (enter on 126th)
A, B, C, D, 2, 3,4,5,6 trains to 125th
Community Partner: WEACT

Eastern Queens
Thursday, December 9th, 2010
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Bayside High School
32-24 Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside NY 11361

South Brooklyn
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
6:00PM – 8:00PM
St. Michael’s RC Church, 352 42nd Street,
Enter at Auditorium on 43rd St.
R train to 45th and the D,N,R to 36th
Community Partner: UPROSE

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is proud that Brooklyn is featured prominently in PlaNYC imagery.

The C40 Climate Leadership Group met in November Hong Kong for a workshop titled Low Carbon Cities for High Quality Living. The group consists of leaders from large cities around the world committed to tackling global climate change.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was elected chair of the group. The group’s website includes informative sections on best practices and climate action plans from around the world.

Lastly, in a recent post about the ongoing climate negotiations in Cancún, Mexico, Andrew Revkin (author of NY Times DotEarth blog) mourns the absence of Ted Kheel and his conflict resolution skills.

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