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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

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Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with Refocus’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

In episode 107 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Shalini Vajjhala of  re:focus partners to talk about the one in a generation opportunity to invest in community infrastructure needs in light of climate change. Shalini discusses how re:focus partners works with cities and states on investing now to avoid future costs associated to climate impacts.  Doug also talks with Caleb Stratton, the Chief Resilience Officer of Hoboken, New Jersey and how they worked with re:focus partners to invest in some critical flooding infrastructure needed after the catastrophic flooding of Hurricane Sandy.  This episode digs into shovel ready adaptation and the concrete steps communities can take to adapt.

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Topics covered:

  • What does it mean ‘once in a generation’ investment.
  • What is procurement and what does it mean for climate adaptation.
  • No brainer climate investing.
  • Financing based on “avoided losses”
  • Helping cities maneuver through adaptation planning and investment.
  • Tackling procurement barriers.
  • What does it mean to be a climate adaptation professional?
  • How did Hoboken respond to Hurricane Sandy
  • Punching above your weight class in adaptation funding at the city level.

Experts in this episode: Dr. Shalini Vajjhala, CEO of re:focus partners Caleb Stratton, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Hoboken, New Jersey

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Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here!

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America Adapts was published in the Federal Reserve Newsletter!

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/

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7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it. https://kinder.world/articles/you/7-podcasts-to-learn-more-about-climate-change-and-how-to-fight-it-19813 Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU

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