Apr 2022: Global to Local: Glasgow, IPCC & the Future of Climate Tech

First Friday Video Series

Every year, the Cape Cod Technology Council offers our EarthTech series during the month of April in honor of Earth Day. Our First Friday Tech Talk series kicks it off with Rich Delaney.

Richard Delaney is the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to reduce ways in which the Cape & Islands region contributes to climate change and to protect our region from its potentially devastating impacts. Mr. Delaney is also Senior Advisor to the Center for Coastal Studies where he served as president and chief executive officer for 14 years.

Previously, Mr. Delaney was founding Director of the Urban Harbors Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston; served as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs in Massachusetts; was National Chair of the Coastal States Organization in Washington DC representing the Governors of 35 coastal states, Great Lake states and US territories on legislative and budgetary matters before Congress.

Mr. Delaney has provided consultations to governments in over 20 countries, regarding climate change, coastal and ocean management, capacity building, institutional development, and public outreach. As a member of the International Board of Directors of the Global Ocean Forum, he participated in the Rio +20 events in Rio de Janeiro focusing on sustainable development and conservation of oceans and coasts, Oceans Day at the Paris Climate Conference in December, 2016, and the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Climate change impacts on oceans and coastal communities are the major focus of his work as the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative’s new executive director, Center for Coastal Studies senior advisor, and board member of the Global Ocean Forum.

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