Resiliency and Communities

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Community resiliency is the capability of a community to use available resources to respond to, withstand and recover from adaverse situtions. As Dr. Judith Rodin points out, "...that we as a global community have been spending billions in a paradigm that is predicated on disaster recovery and repair rather than one that is based on readiness, preparedness and prevention."  Resiliency is a quality of sustainability.

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Building Resilience in the Face of Climate Risks (Panel)

The American economy will face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change. Our health, safety and prosperity are threatened unless policymakers and businesses take immediate action to respond to and reduce climate risk. This panel will highlight innovative public-private solutions and discuss how businesses, governments and communities can work together to become more resilient.

- Joel Beauvais, Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy, U.S. EPA
- Pam O’Connor, Councilmember, City of Santa Monica, CA
- Harriet Tregoning, Director of the Office of Economic Resilience, U.S. Office of Housing and Urban Development
- Kate Dineen, Director, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

EarthSayers Joel Beauvais; Kate Dineen; Harriet Tregoning

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