Staying High and Dry: Public/Private Partnerships Tackling Sea-Level Rise

May 11, 2021 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time Concurrent Session
Open to All Attendees
Public and Private Partnerships Resilience Waterfront
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Sea-level rise poses significant threats to global gateway markets from New York City to San Francisco to Washington, D.C., putting countless people and billions of dollars’ worth of property at risk. As the public and local governments gain increased knowledge of what’s at stake, business and real estate leaders are stepping up to partner with the public sector on developing infrastructure plans and policy to address sea-level rise. Beyond developing climate risk strategies specific to their property portfolios or lines of business, these business leaders are strategizing about how to safeguard the economic activity and vitality of their regions. Hear from business leaders on the East and West Coasts who developed new partnerships to address this pressing climate challenge and consider how more cities could leverage business community leadership to address sea-level rise and other environmental hazards.