Integrating Climate Adaptation into Federal Disaster Policy

Tue. 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Interlocken B

Recent events have raised questions about when and how to integrate climate adaptation into federal disaster policies across agencies. This session will discuss when it's appropriate for federal disaster policy to take account of potentially changing risks, if there are transferable lessons between hazard mitigation and climate adaptation, and how projected climate impacts can be incorporated into current disaster policies and regulations. Panelists will examine what changes are needed, what the the biggest challenges and opportunities are, and what the proper roles of different stakeholders—including researchers—should be.

Panelist Carolyn Kousky, Moderator
Resources for the Future


Panelist John Madden, Panelist
Alaska Homeland Security and Emergency Management


PanelistGavin Smith, Panelist
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


PanelistJessica Grannis, Panelist
Georgetown University


PanelistJames Done, Panelist
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Organizer: Carolyn Kousky, Resources for the Future