Funding & Financing Coastal Retreat Webinar Series
Join a series of conversations about funding and financing managed coastal retreat with a network of experienced and passionate individuals from across the United States who are thinking about and working on these issues.
Part 1: NFIP Funding and Federal Flood Mitigation - Sept. 8, 12 – 1 pm ET
Part 2: Creative Financing - Oct. 25, 12 – 1 pm ET
Part 3: Private Financing - Dec. 1, 12 – 1 pm ET
Part 3: Creative Financing Examples - New Tools & Techniques
Friday, December 1st | 12PM - 1PM | https://cbuilding.zoom.us/j/965806853
Join the final installment of our fall webinar series on funding coastal retreat Friday, December 1st, from 12-1 pm EST. This session will continue our exploration of cutting-edge, creative financing options.
12:00 PM - Introductions
Sacha Spector, Doris Duke Foundation
Sam Kumasaka, Consensus Building Institute
12:05 PM - Speaker Presentation
Dr. Jesse M. Keenan, Area Head and Director of Real Estate and the Built Environment at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, will discuss the development of the Regional Resilience Trust Fund (RRTF) with the Regional Plan Association as part of the 4th Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan region. The RRTF represents a novel model for leveraging public and private financing mechanisms in order to stimulate public sector investment in climate change resilience and adaptation projects. Dr. Keenan will also discuss the utilization of the model as part of an emerging multi-state initiative to promote climate adaptation investments.
12:20 PM - Q&A Session 1
12:30 PM - Speaker Presentation
Shannon Cunniff, Director of Coastal Resilience at the Environmental Defense Fund, will discuss the environmental impact bond EDF is developing for coastal restoration and resilience in Louisiana. These bonds are primarily focused on wetland restoration, but may be transferrable to more direct retreat strategies as well, particularly for capturing the economic benefits of risk reduction.
12:50 - Q&A Session 2
12:55 - Final Thoughts & Thanks
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Meeting ID: 965 806 853