Webinar – How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resilience

by Arturo Herrera on September 3, 2019

October 10, 2019  1:15 – 2:45 PM (EDT)

How Cities Finance Climate Resilience from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.


Vanguard municipalities are finding replicable ways to pay for climate resilience investments.

Cities that have begun implementing climate resilience projects have used distinct strategies to to obtain public and private financial resources that pay for large-scale climate-resilience. These strategies amount to an initial approach—”Playbook 1.0″—for deciding who will pay what and how city governments will generate the needed revenue.

Join city leaders, authors of the recent report “How Cities Are Paying for Climate Resilience: Playbook 1.0,” and professionals supporting resilience in hundreds of cities around the globe to explore the strategies that reflect the leading-edge of urban climate-resilience financing practices discuss what they foreshadow for other cities and the continuing evolution of the urban leadership for climate-resilience finance.

Generously Sponsored by The Summit Foundation

Meet the Panelists

Joyce Coffee, LEED AP, is founder and President of Climate Resilience Consulting, a Certified B Corp. Joyce has over 25 years of domestic and international experience implementing resilience and sustainability strategies, management systems, performance measurement, partnerships, benchmarking and reporting. She is the author of the Climate Adaptation Exchange Blog and Money for Resilient Infrastructure: How to Finance America’s Climate Changed Future. @joycecoffee. More about Joyce ….
John Cleveland is author, of Life After Carbon and  President and a founder of the Innovation Network for Communities, a new national non-profit whose mission is to develop and spread scalable innovations that transform the performance of community systems. John has been working for over 30 years in human, social and natural capital formation strategies, sustainable development, green building design, organizational learning, socially responsible businesses, school reform, and economic development.
John also serves as the part time Executive Director for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission. He writes extensively on a wide range of topics, many of which can be accessed through the archives on the INC web site at www.in4c.net.
Samuel Carter
Sam Carter is a Founding Principal of Resilient Cities Catalyst (RCC). In this role, he serves as RCC’s lead on climate and urban transformation, and leads several strategic partnerships, including the Resilience Accelerator with Columbia University’s Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes and The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Southern California Resilience Initiative with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Sam was a Director at 100 Resilient Cities where he served on the Executive Team and developed the Resilience Accelerator as a valuable program supporting eight 100RC cities across the globe.
Prior to that, he served as Managing Director leading the Resilience Team at The Rockefeller Foundation. In that role he led the Foundation’s partnership with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on the National Disaster Resilience Competition, as well as its work in the New York region post Sandy and in the Louisiana state ongoing long term recovery efforts. He also served as an advisor on the Global Resilience Partnership, a collaboration with DFID and USAID to connect humanitarian response to long term planning to improve the strength of communities and reduce repetitive losses. In 2007, Sam helped to establish the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, where he served as Associate Director and managed the research phase of Rebuild by Design. Prior to working at the IPK, Mr. Carter worked as Program Coordinator for the President’s Office of the Social Science Research Council, where he coordinated the SSRC Katrina Task Force and developed two books for the Privatization of Risk Series with Columbia University Press.
Sam has taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and NYU’s Stern School of Business. He has served as a Researcher for Vice President Joe Biden and political strategist Robert Shrum. Mr. Carter studied planning and policy at NYU.

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