EESI – Living with Climate Change: Sea Level Rise
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on policies and practices to address sea level rise. Sea level rise is a unique challenge for coastal communities and for policymakers. How will impacts from sea level rise compound impacts from extreme storm events? What infrastructure and communities will be impacted over different time horizons? When should funding be allocated to rebuild or armor coastlines and what are alternative options? What are the strengths and limitations of nature-based solutions for coastal resilience to sea level rise?
Panelists will discuss these questions and highlight policy ideas and solutions that could start to shape a more robust U.S. response to sea level rise.
- Susan RuffoCo-facilitator, Coastal Flood Resilience Project, Senior Advisor for Ocean and Climate, United Nations Foundation
- Robin CraigRobert C. Packard Trustee Chair in Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
- Lydia OlanderDirector, Ecosystem Services Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University
- A.R. SidersAssistant Professor, Disaster Research Center, Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware