Endorsed by Curators:
Dear RI Community Leaders,
We are gathering input from community leaders from across the state on climate change impacts now, and in the future. The input will help inform Rhode Island's first climate resiliency strategy.We hope you can join us at the next Resiliency Roundtable!
Our state is uniquely vulnerable and is already experiencing related effects. But we are also leaders, working aggressively to strengthen our States preparedness and to mitigate further environmental harm. On September 15, Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive action to accelerate this work, directing the development of a statewide strategy.
Were asking for your help to recommend key actions and investments to make Rhode Islands residents, economy, infrastructure, health system, and natural resources more resilient to the impact of climate change. To identfy these actions and local resiliency priorities we are hosting a series of "Resiliency Roundtables" with community, business, academic, and municipal leaders to gather diverse perspectives in specific geographies across the state. We have distributed the invite to a range of stakeholders but encourage everyone who is interested to attend. This Roundtable will focus on Cumberland, Johnston, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Woonsocket.
Draft agenda below:
Please RSVP so we can best prepare for the facilitated breakout conversations and room set up.