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Bud Ris: Climate Ready Boston

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Boston faces significant challenges from the impacts of climate change. Former New England Aquarium President and CEO **Bud Ris** reviews projections for the impacts anticipated over the next several decades and discusses a major project the city has launched to begin planning for these changes. (Photo: [Flickr/Rob Stanley](https://www.flickr.com/photos/rob1501/9305071532/in/photolist-fbfVzN-5ohaFY-75dXnX-fbCuPg-nrWdpP-8CTQkC-82mHEC-6EmkbW-bMNWi2-9ZJHDC-6Eh5hH-ex8WVs-515dqF-8CMmyc-8HsV16-pJL4PB-pVkVqL-nrGnH3-21Ad9-j9qwdt-enPUgY-75dHbz-fw3KtD-yNn6v-nnZC1H-8CTQiL-qcHWAd-8CQK9F-6EmpXs-p6din1-6EgGsr-515h12-j9sorx-aGFJFD-9b2PGR-nrGqEq-6Em6ju-f2JpsP-2iTWzU-8mDuyf-yNmF1-eTY3PZ-6EhmFF-75hL21-aa8a9o-5fcBXf-gPyxJQ-6EmoD5-6EhnkH-4DApGY "Climate Ready Boston waterfront"), image cropped)

Bud Ris is a Senior Adviser on Climate Change with Boston's Barr Foundation. He joined the Barr Foundation in January 2015 to focus on a climate resilience project for Boston's Green Ribbon Commission and work with Barr's Climate team on strategic planning. Previously, he was President and CEO of the New England Aquarium from 2005 to 2014. Ris has also served on various advisory boards for both the Mayor and the Governor of Boston on climate-related issues, and he led the Union of Concerned Scientists as CEO for 22 years. He additionally serves on the City of Boston's Green Ribbon Commission, Boston's Climate Action Plan Steering Committee, and the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan Advisory Committee.