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Paying for It: Estimating and Responding to the Costs of Climate Inaction

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Vanderbilt Hall

40 Washington Square South

New York, NY 10012

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Policymakers and researchers are working to better understand how climate change will affect key sectors of the economy, how we can best adapt to these impacts, and how to communicate the economic urgency of the crisis. At the Institute for Policy Integrity’s annual conference, experts and policymakers from around the country will discuss how we can better estimate, prepare for, and communicate the high cost of inaction.


Speakers will include:

Rachel Cleetus
Policy Director, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists

Brian Deese
Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock | Former Senior Advisor to President Obama for Climate and Energy Policy

Susanne DesRoches
Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Energy, New York City Mayor’s Office of Resiliency and Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Pat Forbes
Executive Director, Louisiana Office of Community Development

Craig Fugate
Chief Emergency Management Officer, One Concern | Former Administrator, FEMA

Kate Gordon
Director, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Alice Hill
Research Fellow, Hoover Institute | Former Senior Director of Resilience Policy, National Security Council

Dave Jones
Director, Climate Risk Initiative at UC Berkeley’s Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment | Former California Insurance Commissioner

Todd Kaminsky
New York State Senator, 9th District

Julian Brave NoiseCat
Director of Green New Deal Strategy, Data for Progress

Leah Stokes
Professor of Climate and Energy Politics, UC Santa Barbara


Additional speakers and panel information will be announced soon.

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