As the threat of climate change worsens, it has become increasingly important that state governments help build local climate resilience. Investing in climate resilience reaps many benefits, including environmental protection, improved quality of life, social equity, reduced disaster impacts, and increased economic stability. This Deep Dive webinar overviews the strategies that policymakers and advocates can utilize to help local governments invest in climate resilience.
Joining us are two experts in this field: Jenn Phillips, a Senior Policy Adviser at the US Climate Alliance, and Joyce Coffee, the President of Climate Resilience Consulting. Coffee, a climate resilience expert, will overview her organization’s recent report “Recommendations for State Climate Resilience Leadership. Phillips, who advises the states of the US Climate Alliance in her natural and working lands and climate resilience role at the Alliance, will share best practices and major political developments in the US today. Additionally, staff from New Mexico’s Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department will share updates on the Climate Risk Map tool it is developing and how the state plans to use this tool and other upcoming adaptation and resilience initiatives to enhance climate resilience statewide.
- Jennifer Phillips, Senior Policy Adviser at US Climate Alliance
- Joyce Coffee, President of Climate Resilience Consulting
- Laura Tabor, Sustainability and Resilience Officer of the Energy Conservation and Management Division at the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department
- Robert Gomez, Resilience Coordinator, the Energy Conservation and Management Division at the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department