Preparing for Dual Disasters – COVID-19 & Hurricane Season

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The first discussion of the series “Innovators in Resilience” will feature Melissa Roberts, Executive Director of the American Flood Coalition, in conversation with Greg Gershuny, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program.


Melissa and Greg will discuss how the U.S. can most effectively prepare and respond to two disasters at once: COVID-19 and flooding related to the the upcoming hurricane season.


The conversation will touch on several key themes including:

**Disaster response on the local and federal levels

**How to build resilience into both short and long-term stimulus and infrastructure packages

**Social equity considerations in adaptation planning and opportunities for policy change


“Innovators: A Virtual Exchange of Ideas” is a digital discussion which will highlight innovative leaders in the climate space. Through timely and engaging discussions with industry thought leaders and rising stars, this new series will offer a fresh angle on the nexus of climate change as it relates to key issues, including energy, agriculture and food systems, health, resilience and water.

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