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HARC People & Nature Speaker Series: Innovative Resilience Financing
September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Will we be Ready for the Next Harvey? Innovative Funding Strategies and Opportunities for Community Resilience”
On Wednesday, September 12, HARC will continue its People & Nature Speaker Series hosting an evening conversation with six national thought leaders on the topic of innovative resilience financing and the role that the public and private sectors can play to develop new community partnerships and diversified resilience funding mechanisms in Greater Houston.
More people are moving to the Houston-Galveston region every year while a decade of hurricanes, floods and historic drought underscores the risks to the region’s future prosperity. Implementing strategies and projects to make Houston economically attractive, while increasing resilience requires local investment. Public funds from federal, state and local government source play an important role in rebuilding communities and infrastructure. However, they are limited in their ability to support innovative resilience strategies to create a more livable, nature-based and equitable Houston.
HARC will host an evening “fishbowl dialogue” event with experts in resilience financing, infrastructure and global and climate change:
- Shannon Cunniff – Director of Coastal Resilience, EDF
- Jose Peralta – Director, AON Risk Solutions
- Jamie Rubin – CEO, Meridiam North America
- Peter Schultz, PhD – Vice President, ICF
- Stacy Swann – CEO and Founding Partner, Climate Finance Advisors
- Shalini Vajjhala, PhD – Founder & CEO, re:focus partners
The event, to be held at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Brown Auditorium, will begin at 6:00 pm. Guests are invited to continue the conversation at the post-event reception. The reception, featuring light appetizers, beer, and wine, will conclude at 8:30.
Please contact Events@HARCresearch.org for information on group reservations or for any additional questions you may have.