One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its wake, and foreshadowing what climate change could hold in store for the US.
Many Northeastern families, businesses and local governments are still working to get back on their feet. Amid the relief and restoration efforts, one fundamental question rises above all:
How can we become more resilient to climate impacts in the future?
Sponsored by Swiss Re, the event RETHINKING RESILIENCY: ONE YEAR AFTER SANDY is an invite-only session taking place at Climate Week NYC next week, that will explore the efforts taken by governments, businesses and civil society over the past year to build more climate resilient communities. It will also identify additional measures that are needed going forward, emphasizing solutions that provide the greatest economic and social benefits.
You can follow the discussion online using hashtag #CWNYC and tracking our live tweets on @ClimateGroup. Event summaries will be posted at TheCleanRevolution.org.
Category: Food security: Farming, Climate/natural disasters: Climate change, Disaster risk, Floods/storms, Resilience, Sustainable energy