Parks and public lands are increasingly being recognized as important local tools to reduce the impact of global climate change on frontline communities. The Trust for Public Land is working with cities and communities large and small to reduce climate pollution and protect people and places from the worst impacts. As climate risks continue to increase, cities like NYC are looking to parks and green infrastructure to reduce the impacts of flooding and extreme heat.
This panel will explore how parks and nature-based solutions are not just helpful –but essential –in efforts to put community and equity at the center of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. This event is part of The Trust for Public Land's "Park Bench Chat" series, which are interactive conversations centered around a panel of speakers.
The Trust for Public Land is a national non-profit organization that creates parks and protects land for people.
This event is part of the Food, Land and Nature-Based Solutions program of Climate Week NYC.