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The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience
March 1 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am
Climate adaptation efforts are often focused on armoring the built environment against climate risks. But given dire climate projections and the costs associated with retrofits and rebuilding, retreat and relocation should be part of the conversation as well. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about retreat, relocation, and climate resilience. Speakers will touch on the financial, legal and human hurdles to retreat. We will hear stories from around the country of communities and individuals that have successfully moved or are currently grappling with the need to relocate due to climate change and sea level rise.
Nasser Brahim, Technical Leader
Jason Hellendrung, ASLA, PLA, Vice President, Planning and Design
Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning
Conservation Law Foundation
Challenges and Lessons Learned from U.S. Retreat
A. R. Siders, J.D., Ph.D., Environmental Fellow
Harvard University Center for the Environment
The Holy Grail: Meaningful Retreat from the Oceanfront
Robert S. Young, Ph.D., Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Western Carolina University
Brief Viewing of “Can’t Stop the Water”
Can’t Stop the Water tells the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana and the Native American community fighting to save its culture as its land washes away.
Legal and Policy Tools for Facilitating Managed Retreat
Katie Spidalieri, J.D., Institute Associate
Georgetown Climate Center
Climigration from the Ground Up: Helping Communities Determine their Own Future
Carri Hulet, Senior Mediator
Consensus Building Institute
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Forum: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.