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Recorded Sessions from Climate, Risk & Resilience 2013


The recorded Livestream sessions are below. Visit the Climate, Risk & Resilience Learning Exchange to follow the Twitter feed and find conference materials.  


1. STATE OF PLAY: Climate, Risk & Resilience

From a variety of perspectives, this high-level panel looks at the opportunities and challenges – practical, political, financial – for scaling up investment in natural solutions. We will discuss how to overcome the barriers of scaling up investment in natural solutions and share lessons about the reality of these solutions on-the-ground.

Panelists: Moderator Adam Freed, The Nature Conservancy, Director, Securing Water | Niels B. Holm-Nielsen, World Bank, Regional Coordinator- Disaster Risk Management Latin America and the Caribbean Urban Water and Sanitation Disaster Risk Management Unit | John Stowell, Duke Energy, Vice President International Stakeholder Relations | Susan Ruffo, White House Council on Environmental Quality, Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation | Minor Sinclair, Oxfam America, US Regional Director | Colonel Richard Hansen, New Orleans District Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers



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2. TOOLS TO SUCCESS: Climate, Risk & Resilience On-The-Ground

This session highlighted place-based examples of where and how tools (both TNC and externally supported tools) are being applied on the ground. In addition, TNC scientists covered how they have worked and continue to work with partners in the development, refinement and application of these tools.

Panelists: Moderator: Frank Lowenstein, The Nature Conservancy, Climate Adaptation Strategy Leader | Evan Girvetz, The Nature Conservancy, Senior Scientist | Mike Beck, The Nature Conservancy, Senior Marine Scientist | Jeff Opperman, The Nature Conservancy, Senior Freshwater Scientist | Mary Ruckelshaus, The Natural Capital Project, Director



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