This webinar will focus on identifying existing adaptation funding streams and using existing resources and mandates to implement adaptation.
1:15-1:30 Sara P. Hoverter,
Senior Fellow (health & climate) and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center, will discuss federal opportunities and challenges to supporting state and local adaptation. Download the presentation.
1:30-1:45 Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland, will discuss the Cleveland Climate Action Plan and the challenges and plans for implementation. Download the presentation.
1:45-2:00 Open discussion and questions for panel members.
Lara J. Hansen,
Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt. Lara thinks climate change is everybody's problem and she wishes someone would bother to do something about it. Her desire for action led her to co-create EcoAdapt with a team of similarly inclined folks in 2008. Because she’s an optimist she assumes we’ll get our acts together on climate change--who would want the alternative.
Sara P. Hoverter, Senior Fellow (health & climate) and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center. Sara is a senior fellow and adjunct professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Her area of concentration is health policy, including climate change and public health, nutrition and the quality of school food, Medicaid, state and federal health reform, and use of community health workers to reach vulnerable populations.
Jenita McGowan, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland. As Chief of Sustainability, Jenita McGowan is responsible for advising the City on policies related to sustainability and the oversight of the Office of Sustainability; leading the coordination of Sustainable Cleveland 2019 to develop new strategies that allow Cleveland to use sustainability as an innovation engine for economic growth, and reducing the City’s ecological footprint with solutions that also save the City money.