Press Release

Robin Leichenko of Rutgers Climate Institute Appointed to New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group

September 20, 2021

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced the appointment of Dr. Robin Leichenko of the Rutgers Climate Institute to the New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group, effective immediately. 

The Community Advisory Group, which is comprised of leaders of nonprofit, community organizations, foundations, and anchor institutions, provides the New York Fed with a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District. The Community Advisory Group’s primary goal is to provide the New York Fed, including President John C. Williams, with a more thorough understanding of the economy’s impact on communities and individuals. Dr. Leichenko’s appointment comes in advance of the CAG’s next meeting, which will be held virtually on September 29, 2021.

Dr. Leichenko is the co-director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, a university-wide effort to understand the human and social dimensions of climate change, including how social, economic, political, cultural, and behavioral factors drive climate change, shape vulnerabilities, and condition response strategies. Dr. Leichenko also serves as a co-chair of the fourth New York City Panel on Climate Change, an independent 20-member advisory body that synthesizes scientific information and advises city policymakers on local resiliency and adaptation strategies. Dr. Leichenko previously served as a review editor for Working Group II of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Additionally, she served on the U.S. National Academies panel on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses. Dr. Leichenko earned her doctorate in geography from Penn State University and earned masters degrees in geography and economics.

For more information on the Community Advisory Group, including a list of the full membership, visit our webpage.

Contact
Ellen Simon
(347) 978-3036
Ellen.Simon@ny.frb.org

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