Addressing Economic Risks and Opportunities of Climate Change for Local Governments

CPE Credits: 
2
Session Time: 
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:40pm
Field of Study: 
Finance
Level: 
Intermediate
Description: 

Climate change is real, but the type of change that governments will encounter and the severity of impact will likely differ. This session will explain how climate change impacts will be felt at a local level and discuss projected scenarios across the United States and Canada. As we continue to witness changes to sea-level, frequency of flooding or drought events, severe weather intensity, and long-term weather patterns, finance officers must understand the implications of climate change upon the health, security and economic vitality of their communities, and prepare those professionals to better manage financial risks and seize related opportunities. Speakers will identify key threats, mitigation strategies,and solutions so governments can start reacting on a local level to these global environmental trends.

Speakers: 
Moderator/Speaker
Executive Director
Association of Climate Change Officers
Speaker
County Executive
Charles County, MD
Speaker
Director
Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
Speaker
Vice President - Client Services
Hagerty Consulting
Speaker
Principal
Earth & Water Law Group