Weathering Climate Risks
Advancing Corporate and Community Resilience
As the annual costs of severe weather events in the U.S. grow into the billions of dollars, companies and communities are examining how best to plan ahead to protect their assets and bolster their bottom line. CCAP encourages companies, communities and policymakers to:
“Ask the Climate Question”
How will infrastructure, land development, and investment decisions affect GHG emissions and resilience to climate change impacts?
This past summer, in light of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, CCAP surveyed public and private stakeholders in the District of Columbia to understand how different stakeholders are preparing for severe weather events and climate change. See CCAP’s Summary Results of our District of Columbia Climate Adaptation and Critical Infrastructure Resilience Survey, presented to the National Capital Planning Commission, September 16, 2013.
CCAP is excited to have the opportunity to be a co-sponsor of the Northeast Risk and Resilience Leadership Forum in October 2014 in Stamford, CT.
Goals and Objectives
CCAP’s Weathering Climate Risks program helps cities and companies enhance resilience to the economic impacts of severe weather and a changing climate. Our partners are embedding climate risk management into business continuity and strategic planning efforts as described below.
- Research and analyze private sector adaptation efforts; economics of preparedness efforts; and best practices in risk management, hazard mitigation, and public-private partnership.
- Enhance public-private collaboration on climate adaptation to protect critical urban infrastructure, ensure business continuity, and increase extreme weather resilience.
- Work with the Washington DC Office of Planning, District Department of Environment and key District stakeholders and companies to bolster the physical and economic resilience of District communities, companies, and government services.
- Identify a second partner city or metro region for 2013.
- Collaborate with the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association through conferences and a webinar series to identify gaps and promote synergies between the hazard mitigation and climate adaptation communities of practice.
- Publish reports on the economics of climate preparedness, compelling best practices, climate-resilient real estate, and integrating hazard mitigation and climate adaptation.
- Communicate findings via webinars, conferences, and electronic media including the Weathering Climate Risks blog, a resource for corporate risk managers and urban sustainability planners to discuss solutions, share best practices, and explore policy issues.
Click here for a handout on Weathering Climate Risks.
Check out CCAP’s event page for the latest Weathering Climate Risks workshops.
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NHMA and CCAP Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Webinar Series
- March 28, 2013 – Adaptation, Emergency Management, and Hazard Mitigation in Southeast Florida
- February 27, 2013 – Adaptation and Flood Mitigation in the Netherlands Webinar
- December 18, 2012 – Bridging the Gap between Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Webinar