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Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Policy Perspectives: Building Climate-Resilient Infrastructure at Home and Abroad

Date and Time
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)
Policy Perspectives: Building Climate-Resilient Infrastructure at Home and Abroad


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As climate change accelerates, its harmful consequences will only continue to increase and intensify. We can expect extreme weather events (like droughts, flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires), as well as chronic, dispersed threats (including sea level rise, air quality, food insecurity, and loss of natural ecosystems and wildlife). Enhancing the ways in which our social and ecological systems can withstand, respond to, and recover from these stresses and shocks is critical.

Duke students, join Nicholas Institute experts Lydia OlanderSara Mason, and Elizabeth Losos for an informal conversation about climate resilience policy in the United States and internationally. They will explain the differences between climate resilience and adaptation, share insights on resilience and adaptation efforts undertaken by the Biden administration and Congress, and give a quick overview of international climate resilience and adaptation policy and funding. Then they will open the floor to YOUR questions.

All current Duke students are invited to attend. Seating is limited, so please register only if you are committed to attending.

Boxed meals will be available for participants after the event.

About Policy Perspectives

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the Duke University Energy Initiative offer the Policy Perspectives series to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. These informal discussions present an opportunity for Duke students to learn more about environmental and energy policy-making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them.