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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country a… read more


The Inflation Reduction Act Does Adapt to Climate Change w. Dr. Jesse Keenan – Bonus: U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Shares What’s Next

In episode 171, Dr. Jesse Keenan of Tulane University returns to discuss the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act and how adaptation and resilience are built into the legislation. We discuss the misleading adaptation coverage in the media and why the Act represents a significant investment in climate resilience. Jesse takes a deep dive and explains how adaptation is built into tax policies, clean energy credits, community investment and much more in the legislation. Joining the podcast in a bonus interview is Samantha Medlock, the Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis where she explains what’s next for adaptation legislation in the U.S. Congress.

Topics covered:

  • Misleading coverage of adaptation in the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • How the Act integrates with other adaptation legislation, e.g., the Infrastructure Bill of 2021.
  • Gaps in Adaptation funding and legislation
  • Is a National Adaptation Plan even more critical now?
  • Bonus interview: House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis discusses potential next steps for adaptation legislation
  • Topics Covered from the Act that relate to adaptation.
    • Tax Policies
    • Tax Credits:  Direct Pay v.  Conventional Transfer Market
    • Clean Energy Tax Credits
    • Clean Fuels Tax Credits
    • Clean Vehicle & Refueling Tax Credits
    • Carbon Management Tax Credits
    • Residential Energy Efficiency
    • Community Investment and Energy Justice
    • Investing in Faster Permitting
    • Clean Energy Financing

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Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Links in episode: The Inflation Reduction Act Jesse Keenan House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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