Upgrading your Infrastructure to Adapt to Climate Change

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Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
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Climate change is real, but the type of change that governments will encounter related to their capital assets will likely differ. This session will explain how climate change impacts will be felt at a local level and discuss how various governments across the United States and Canada are incorporating these effects into their capital plans. Climate change presents a litany of new associated risks to a municipality’s assets to consider and finance officers must understand these implications when evaluating the vulnerability of their capital assets, such as roads and bridges, waste/storm water systems, and communication and utility systems. Presenters will detail relevant climate change adaptation policies as well as discuss setting priorities for funding. In addition, speakers will highlight innovative and creative solutions available today that governments can take advantage of to start reacting on a local level to these global environmental trends.