North Texas Climate Change Symposium

The City of Dallas’ Office of Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the Environmental Law Section (ELS) of the Dallas Bar Association, is pleased to announce the City’s first ever North Texas Climate Change Symposium. This half-day event will be held at the beautiful Belo Mansion in downtown Dallas on March 9, 2018.

The purpose of this symposium is to educate and bring awareness to the impacts of climate change in North Texas and discuss how we, as North Texans, can address and mitigate those impacts. Speakers include Councilwomen Sandy Greyson, who will be giving the Introduction, State Climatologist– Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon– who will be sharing his knowledge on climate change impacts and solutions in the keynote address, and a variety of panelists to cover topics such as Resilience/Urban Planning/ Infrastructure, Climate and Environmental Justice, and Climate Change and the Local Economy.   Stick around for Happy Hour, hosted by ELS, immediately following the symposium for a chance to network with the speakers and other guests.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to RSVP, please visit

*Attorney CLE credit pending*


  1. Introduction: Cities’ Role in Combating Climate Change– Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
  2. Keynote Speaker- Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon (State Climatologist)

III. Panel- Climate Resilience / Urban Planning / Infrastructure

  1. Panel- Climate Justice / Environmental Justice
  2. Panel- Climate Change and Local Economy

Reception/ Happy Hour (hosted by the Environmental Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association)

North Texas Climate Change Syposium, City of Dallas, Office of Environmental Quality

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