How To Finance America’s Climate Changed Future – March 28

by Edward Saltzberg on February 27, 2019

Sign up for “Financing America’s Climate Changed Future”. This is a 2 1/2 hour Security and Sustainability Forum Master Class taught by Joyce Coffee, President of Climate Resilience Consulting.

The course is designed for municipal officials, educators, consultants and anyone interested in how funding can be identified and structured for infrastructure investments that will help communities adapt to extreme weather effects and other impacts of climate change.

SSF Master Classes teach participants specific actionable tools to be better practitioners, advisors and decision makers. In this class Joyce will teach about


  • The financial market mechanisms that can increase funding and finance for resilience projects – like credit ratings, liability, risk guidelines and the availability of big data
  • The key elements to increasing bankability of resilience projects, including through taxes and fees.
  • How different bond types work to fund resilience, including General Obligation bonds, green bonds, and insurance-linked securities.

The Master Class includes examples of successful US resilience projects that have earned funding and/or finance and are being constructed.

Register Now!

Cost: $100

When : Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 12:15 PM to 2:45 PM EDT Add to Calendar

Where : ONLINE

Contact : Edward Saltzberg The Security and Sustainability Forum



Values, Democracy and Solutions for a Changing Planet

by Arturo Herrera on December 10, 2018

Ed Saltzberg, Executive Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum in a one-hour conversation with Citizen Climate Lobby’s Executive Director, Mark Reynolds. CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

SSF and CCL are aligned in our view of the importance of local action and bipartisan political activism to move governmental bodies toward rational climate mitigation policy and the incorporation of resilience planning into decision making.

Mark Reynolds Executive Director — Citizen’s Climate Lobby 

During his tenure, CCL has been marked by exceptionally rapid growth, with the organization doubling or tripling in size every year. Mark is an expert on helping disparate interests find common ground on energy, public policy, and the environment.

Edward Saltzberg
Managing Director — Security and Sustainability Forum
Ed is a founder of SSF, which convenes global experts to address impacts to society from natural and man made disruptions. Ed has been a senior officer in energy and environmental firms and a sustainability consultant to government agencies.

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April 4, 201911:15 to 12:15 am EDT


Hurricanes Harvey, Ike, Rita, and Dolly plus floods in 2015 and 2016, all alongside wildfires in Texas put the state on the leading edge of disaster preparedness, response and long term recovery.

Join SSF and the Texas General Land Office’s Community Development and Revitalization division, and our co host, theCadmus Group, in a discussion of what the State has learned from recent disasters to improve preparedness and long term recovery from extreme weather events. 


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WEBINAR: Profit From Capturing Methane Emissions

by Edward Saltzberg on February 19, 2019

April 9, 20191:15 to 2:45 PM EDT

The Security and Sustainability Forum generally focuses on innovations in transitioning to a low carbon energy economy. However, that transition will take years. Meanwhile, there is a hole in the hydrocarbon emissions control bucket that has significant environmental and economic impacts that need attention.

The oil and gas industry routinely flares and engineers releases of unexpectedly large amounts of methane gas, a major greenhouse gas culprit, despite emergent regulations. Yet the business opportunities from capturing those emissions and turning them into value could be worth tens of billions of dollars a year. Such business-led, market-driven methane abatement would also create large and rapid environmental benefits. Join industry and regulatory experts in a 90 minute webinar addressing the basis for this issue and paths forward to address it.

Meet the Panelists

Amory Lovins
Physicist Amory Lovins is cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute; advisor to major firms and governments worldwide on energy strategy and advanced energy efficiency; author of 31 books and over 630 papers; and recipient of the Blue Planet, Volvo, Zayed, Onassis, Nissan, Shingo, and Mitchell Prizes, MacArthur and Ashoka Fellowships, 12 honorary doctorates, and the Heinz, Lindbergh, Right Livelihood, National Design, and World Technology Awards.

Alice Madden
Alice is the of the Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy & the Environment at Colorado Law School, where her priorities include bridging the gap between research and practice to form innovative solutions by drawing on the perspectives and expertise of diverse stakeholders. She is a former Colorado State House Representative, served as Governor Ritter’s Climate Change Advisor helping build the “New Energy Economy,” and served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental & External Affair in the U.S. Department of Energy.

Wiley Rhodes
Wiley Rhodes is the founder of One Step In Foundation (1Si) which focuses on the eradication of flash gas into the atmosphere by capturing methane and the high BTU, value added natural gas (VANG), through innovative techniques at the source. He is also Founder / CEO of the Newpoint Companies, which designs and manufactures a full range of modular gas processing and treating units. Recent publications include papers, “Every Last Drop” on monetizing flare gas in Hydrocarbon Engineering Magazine and “Reducing Energy Poverty by Eliminating Gas Flares.


Joyce Coffee Previews Resilience Financing Master Class – February 27th Webinar

February 8, 2019

SSF will be offering Master Classes in Sustainability taught by the leading practitioners from our webinars. These 2 hour live online events will teach you a set of actionable skills in important sustainability disciplines, such as financing resilience, using big data to answer sustainability questions, effective science communication techniques, energy project finance tools, and others. […]

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On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles

December 12, 2018

Twelve hours of recorded instruction and three 90-minute live webinars — Runs from February 25 to March 25, 2019- A George Washington University Professional Development Course, CEU eligible.  REGISTER AT –> On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.Thank you for participating in the September webinar introducing Julian […]

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The Science of Resilience in Decision-Making

November 2, 2018

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director, moderates a discussion of emerging corporate models for managing the impacts of climate change. This 90-minute webinar is sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment will explore: Resilience as a paradigm to understand […]

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WEBINAR: The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

October 26, 2018

What are the risks and opportunities in the resilience finance marketplace? What financial mechanisms are available to identify, evaluate, and manage climate risk? Join our panelists as they explored these questions and more in a 90-minute webinar sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment. The Intersection of Financial Risk […]

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Webinar – Channeling Philanthropic Capital to Climate Investments

October 4, 2018

While the IPCC has made clear that “it’s 2030 or bust” if we are to avert the worst impacts of climate change, less than 2% of philanthropic capital is directed towards climate solutions. Can that be changed? Join Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Matthew Nordan, Managing Director and co-founder of Prime Coalition, for this […]

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