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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Past Webinars

Funding & Financing Coastal Retreat Webinar Series

PART 2: creative financing

Wednesday, October 25; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

This webinar discusses the potential application of different "creative" mechanisms within public and private finance to managed retreat from climate change. This includes considering expansion into financing options that do not involve federally-allocated funding. The conversation features Katie Grace Deane and Jenna DeAngelo of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University, along with Bennett Brooks and Osamu Kumasaka of CBI.

Watch the complete webinar below.

Katie Grace Deane is associate director of research and field development at the Center for Community Investment. Prior to joining the Center, she spent 7 years at the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School where she led research on public policy and impact investment, sustainable investment trends, and place-based frameworks for community development. Katie began her career as a research analyst at the Tellus Institute, where she researched corporate sustainability performance indicators and the effects of university endowments on employment and the community. Katie has a BA from Williams College in Political Science with a Concentration in Leadership Studies, and is a member of the Miss Hall’s School Board of Trustees.

Katie Grace Deane is associate director of research and field development at the Center for Community Investment. Prior to joining the Center, she spent 7 years at the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School where she led research on public policy and impact investment, sustainable investment trends, and place-based frameworks for community development. Katie began her career as a research analyst at the Tellus Institute, where she researched corporate sustainability performance indicators and the effects of university endowments on employment and the community. Katie has a BA from Williams College in Political Science with a Concentration in Leadership Studies, and is a member of the Miss Hall’s School Board of Trustees.

Jenna DeAngelo is a program manager at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Jenna was a senior benefits administration analyst at Xerox Business Services and a human resources analyst at the MBTA. Jenna earned her B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy, both from Northeastern University.

Jenna DeAngelo is a program manager at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Prior to joining the Lincoln Institute, Jenna was a senior benefits administration analyst at Xerox Business Services and a human resources analyst at the MBTA. Jenna earned her B.S. in Economics and M.S. in Urban and Regional Policy, both from Northeastern University.

Mark Skidmore is Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy at Michigan State University. He is also Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD). Mark holds tenure system appointments in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and Economics. He has served as a consultant on a range of issues including economic development, government public finance and policy, and price determination. Recent research areas include economics of the public sector, economic development, and the economics of natural disasters. He has published the results of his research in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Much of Mark’s research and outreach focuses on public finance policy and the relationship between public finance policy and economic development.

Mark Skidmore is Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy at Michigan State University. He is also Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD). Mark holds tenure system appointments in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and Economics. He has served as a consultant on a range of issues including economic development, government public finance and policy, and price determination. Recent research areas include economics of the public sector, economic development, and the economics of natural disasters. He has published the results of his research in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Much of Mark’s research and outreach focuses on public finance policy and the relationship between public finance policy and economic development.

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Mark's citations:

  • Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery: Issues and Policy Options. Mark Skidmore (2013). [PDF below]
  • Myopic Voters and Natural Disaster Policy. Healy and Molhotra (2009). [PDF below]

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Katie Grace’s presentation:

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John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM is a Water Resources Engineer pursuing a Master in Environmental Studies - Environmental Policy full-time at the University of Pennsylvania to increase his influence on water resources and floodplain management policy. His expected graduation is December 2017. Mr. Miller maintains his Professional Engineer licenses and uses his over two decades of engineering practice in his current endeavors. He is currently a Fellow in Senator Robert Menendez's Office, being advised by Dr. Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School, assisting on the 2017 reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.  

John A. Miller, P.E., CFM, CSM is a Water Resources Engineer pursuing a Master in Environmental Studies - Environmental Policy full-time at the University of Pennsylvania to increase his influence on water resources and floodplain management policy. His expected graduation is December 2017. Mr. Miller maintains his Professional Engineer licenses and uses his over two decades of engineering practice in his current endeavors. He is currently a Fellow in Senator Robert Menendez's Office, being advised by Dr. Howard Kunreuther of the Wharton School, assisting on the 2017 reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program.  

Funding & Financing Coastal Retreat Webinar Series

PART 1: FEDERAL AND STATE PROGRAMS

Friday, Sept 8; 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

This webinar will focus on the National Flood Insurance Program and the various issues and likely debate related to its re-authorization, which is anticipated in 2018. John A. Miller, a leading advocate for the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, will present the webinar and share insights from his work with Senator Bob Menendez's office and the Office of Management and Budget in Washington over the past year.

Watch the entire webinar below.

http://www.rff.org/research/publications/discussion-national-flood-insurance-program

http://www.rff.org/research/publications/financing-flood-losses-discussion-national-flood-insurance-program


Equity and Climigration

July 10, 2017

This webinar focused on recent reporting about the effects of climate change on public housing, and how elements like socioeconomics, race, and property ownership/renting status affect displacement. 

Climate Change is Already Forcing Americans to Move (Bloomberg)

Recap: How can climigration be informed by existing equity models?

 


Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University studying climate change risks and adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on transformational adaptation measures such as managed retreat in coastal areas. Before arriving at Stanford, she worked as a research analyst at the New Climate Economy exploring the economic benefits of climate change mitigation policy and developing tailored messages for government officials around the world. Her professional experience also includes adaptation consulting to identify and mitigate climate risks to international development projects and research on flood risk management decision-making at the Environmental Change Institute. Miyuki received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University.

Miyuki Hino is a doctoral student at Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University studying climate change risks and adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on transformational adaptation measures such as managed retreat in coastal areas. Before arriving at Stanford, she worked as a research analyst at the New Climate Economy exploring the economic benefits of climate change mitigation policy and developing tailored messages for government officials around the world. Her professional experience also includes adaptation consulting to identify and mitigate climate risks to international development projects and research on flood risk management decision-making at the Environmental Change Institute. Miyuki received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Yale University.

Drivers and Barriers to Managed Retreat

May 24, 2017

This webinar featured guest speaker Miyuki Hino, a Stanford doctoral candidate who has published the findings of her research examining the drivers, barriers, and outcomes of 27 different instances of managed retreat from around the world. Hino constructs a birds-eye view conceptual model, meant as a foundation for understanding case-specific complexities.

Managed retreat as a response to natural hazard risk (Nature Climate Change)

Recap: What were her key findings about managed retreat?