Addressing Climate Effects at the Local Level: Where to Spend and How to Pay for it

Training Type: 
Live Class
Date and Time: 
May 16 2020 - 8:30am to 12:30pm  CDT

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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Member Price: 
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Deputy Mayor for Budget and Innovation
City of Los Angeles
Vice President - Client Services
Hagerty Consulting
Executive Director
Association of Climate Change Officers
County Executive
Charles County, MD
Office of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Orlando
Who Will Benefit: 

CFOs, Budget Directors, Budget Officers, and other local government leaders

Program Description: 

Climate change is real, but not all changes will be the same. This session will explain how climate change impacts will be felt at a local level and discuss various 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 on local government services. With each scenario, presenters will identify several key risks that governments will face and offer potential mitigation strategies and reactions to consider. 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.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of climate change and how it is impacting communities at the local level
  • Identify the most significant climate-related threats in your region
  • Learn steps that other communities have taken to mitigate the impact of climate emergencies
  • Explore strategies for financing climate emergency mitigation efforts
  • Learn what it takes to recover after your community is impacted by a climate emergency
  • Learn how communities have financed their recovery efforts