As of July 2021, the U.S. has already experienced eight major climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each. In order to deal with the impact of climate change, decision makers must prioritize resiliency to reduce direct economic losses and indirect social costs.
How can we better prioritize resiliency in the built environment? What are the indirect social costs of failing to do this? In this one-hour discussion, in partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance, senior public-private leaders will discuss how federal, state and local elected officials can prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change through investing in and prioritizing resilient infrastructure.
Key areas of discussion will include:
• A high-level overview of climate science and weather expectations for the future
• Key elements of resilient building included in proposed legislation
• Existing federal programs community leaders can leverage to support their resilient building initiatives