Resilience Planning Can Help Create a Disaster-Ready Nation

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Resilience Planning Can Help Create a Disaster-Ready Nation

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On Thursday, Oct. 6, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted the White House Council on Environmental Quality, along with local, state, and other federal leaders, to discuss efforts underway across all levels of government to improve the nation’s resilience to climate- and weather-related risks and vulnerabilities.

Federal officials unveiled progress reports on Federal Agency Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plans and outlined actions underway to advance resilience goals. And local and state chief resilience officers discussed how partnerships with the federal government support their on-the-ground efforts to better prepare communities and infrastructure for disasters.

Agenda:

Fireside Chat

  • Andrew Mayock, federal chief sustainability officer, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Thomas Dillon, senior vice president, environment, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Federal panel

  • Vicki Arroyo, associate administrator for policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Richard Kidd, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment and energy resilience, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Eric Werwa, deputy assistant secretary for policy and environmental management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Forbes Tompkins (moderator), senior manager, flood-prepared communities project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Local and state panel

  • Anne Coglianese, chief resilience officer, City of Jacksonville, Florida
  • Ben Duncan, chief resilience officer, South Carolina Office of Resilience
  • Dr. Tamara Sluss, chief resilience officer, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Charles Sutcliffe, chief resilience officer, Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities, Louisiana
  • Mathew Sanders (moderator), senior manager, flood-prepared communities project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Editor's note: This page was updated on Oct. 5, 2022, to correct the job titles of some participants.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Location: Webinar
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