North America’s Coasts in a Changing Climate

November 6, 2014

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Sheraton Pentagon City
900 S Orme St
Arlington
United States

Amy Chester of Rebuild by Design will speak at the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s upcoming forum: “North America’s Coasts in a Changing climate,” as part of a panel entitled Challenges to Coastal Communities: Sea-level Rise.

This session focuses on issues associated with sea-level rise and coastal erosion, including the impacts on urban communities and the insurance industry. It will also include a discussion on the opportunities and challenges with building greener infrastructure along the coasts. Case studies will highlight community-level experiences with sea-level rise and extreme weather events.

The Panel will include:

Status of preparedness for sea-level rise: An example of a large-scale urban initiative, by Amy Chester, Rebuild by Design

Status of preparedness at the national level,byDr. Carlos Gay Garcia, Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, UNAM

The insurance industry and sea-level rise: A private-sector perspective,by Frank Nutter, Reinsurance Association of America

The adoption of greener infrastructure,by Margaret Davidson, NOAA