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.
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.
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
Andrew Salkin joined 100 Resilient Cities from New York City’s Department of Finance, where he was the Deputy Commissioner of Operations, managing more than 800 people and responsible for collecting $30 billion annually through real estate, business, and excise taxes, as well as parking summonses. In this role he improved efficiencies and customer service, including introducing web-based payment options. Previously he served as the First Deputy Commissioner of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, overseeing day-to-day operations of the agency, including the regulations of New York City’s medallion taxi fleet, livery vehicles, commuter vans and paratransit vehicles – comprising 50,000 vehicles and 100,000 drivers. More about Andrew.
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