PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Governor Gina Raimondo will join the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) and partners to host the Newport County Resiliency Roundtable on Friday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m in the auditorium of CCRI’s Newport campus.
The purpose of the Resiliency Roundtable is to share information with participants to help better prepare for intense coastal storms, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts. Officials will elicit information from communities that will be incorporated into a new Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy. The governor has asked state agencies to complete the Statewide Climate Resiliency Strategy by next summer.
One in a series of roundtables across the state, the event welcomes the Newport County community, businesses, and municipal leaders to gather and share a range of perspectives, and recommended key actions and investments to make Rhode Island’s residents, economy, infrastructure, and natural resources more resilient to the impact of climate change.
More information about the event is provided below.