Events

U.S. Climate Resilience Strategy: Prospects for Congressional Action

As extreme weather takes an increasing toll across the country, congressional interest in making communities more resilient is on the rise. Resilience funding was a prominent area of bipartisan climate cooperation in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. And bipartisan congressional proposals to improve U.S. climate resilience are being put forward in the House and Senate. 

Date and Time
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar

Taking the High Road: Strengthening Coastal Flood Resilience of Transportation Infrastructure

The infrastructure we build today will be with us for many decades to come, so it needs to be “future proofed” to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Bipartisan infrastructure legislation (such as the recently passed IIJA) authorizes a generational investment in new and upgraded transportation facilities – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, and public transit. Many new transportation projects will be in coastal areas, home to almost forty percent of Americans. There is growing evidence that more severe storms and rising sea level pose a risk to transportation infrastructure in coastal areas.

This webinar will examine the steps that governments are and could be taking to make sure that new transportation investments are resilient to risks posed by coastal storm flooding and rising sea levels.

Date and Time
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Advancing an Inclusive and Just U.S. Climate Resilience Strategy

How should the U.S. move forward with a climate resilience strategy that places racial, economic, and environmental justice at its core? At this virtual event, Biden-Harris administration officials will exchange ideas with leaders from the resilience, environmental justice, and climate policy communities.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Climate Resilience: An Urgent Opportunity for U.S. Leadership

As world leaders attend the Leaders Summit on Climate, the Resilience Roadmap project convened a one-hour conversation to hear from resilience leaders. The Resilience Roadmap project is a non-partisan project convened in 2021 by the Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and Susan Bell Associates.

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (EDT)
Location
Webinar