From Risk to Resilience: Fortifying U.S. Communities in the Face of Climate Change

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Resilience is a concept that has appeared with growing urgency in the lexicon of governments, industry, and the public as climate change has brought sea-level rise, extreme weather events, drought, and flooding to increasingly populated communities. Nationally, these hazards have wrought damage to the tune of $227 billion over the past four years. As these cities and towns seek to maintain their social, economic, and ecological integrity, the science of resilience continues to evolve with the progression of data and innovation.

So how can municipalities manage the unavoidable and avoid the unmanageable? Join the Center for American Progress and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a discussion about how new data sources, innovation, and risk management combine to make communities stronger and healthier in the long term.

Welcoming remarks:
Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Raji Jagadeesan, Chief Operating Officer, Risky Business Project

Moderated by:

Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; former Director, White House Office on Energy and Climate Change


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A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.