Join the Climate Adaptation Forum community for Climate Cocktails! Get to know and connect with like-minded people over a drink or two and stir up some climate action! Climate Cocktails will be held using the virtual platform Zoom. Breakout rooms allow the organizers to randomly create small groups and facilitate better, more engaging conversation. Participants…

Read More

Collaborating Partner John Snow, Inc. The Covid-19 pandemic is disrupting life unlike anything most of the world has ever seen. While there is little evidence that the pandemic is spreading more quickly because of climate change there are clear parallels between the two crises. Join the Environmental Business Council, the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the…

Read More

View the Final Agenda Keynote Dialogue: Covid-19, Climate Change, and the Challenges of a Slow Roll Crisis Click to View the Presentation – Juliette Kayyem – Climate Adaptation Forum 06-05-2020 Juliette Kayyem Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Director, Homeland Security Project, Harvard University Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Harvard University…

Read More

More than 50 million people in the U.S. are at risk from flooding either along rivers and streams or in coastal areas. This number is only rising as climate change causes more extreme precipitation, hurricanes and nor’easters, sea level rise, and more. However, current publicly available flood risk assessment tools are not sufficient to quantify…

Read More

The undeniable reality of climate change has forced planners of infrastructure projects to design for increased temperatures, wind and water in the near future and farther on.  This forum presents speakers grappling with how to incorporate climate resilience into planning, financing and maintaining infrastructure systems. Keynote Speaker Jesse Keenan is a social scientist and a…

Read More

View the Final Agenda Keynote Presentation: Evaluating Investments in the Name of Resilience Presentation Not Available Jesse M. Keenan, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M. Faculty of Architecture Graduate School of Design Harvard University Preparing Boston’s Water and Sewer Systems for Future Design Storms Click to View the Presentation – Sullivan – November 22 2019 John Sullivan, Chief…

Read More

View the Final Agenda Keynote Presentation: Climate Change, Health and the Global Environment Gina McCarthy Former U.S. EPA Administrator Director, Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Resilience for Climate Health Click to View the Presentation – Smith – September 20 2019 Nancy…

Read More