Hosted By: Antioch U. Center for Climate Change
Date: May 3-30, 2020
Location: Web [HELD ONLINE]
Agenda: Join Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Change and Community Resilience for a series of online courses focused on the fundamentals of climate change resilience.
Already communities are being impacted by a changing climate: the flooding of communities along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast due to sea-level rise. In responding to such climate-mediated impacts there are three leading criteria in choosing a response strategy: effectiveness of any specific recommendation, ease of implementation and costs. This module focuses on the associated costs analyses that should accompany any on-the-ground response to projected climate impacts. Marginal cost analysis will be covered, as well as dollar-based valuation approaches, including avoided damage costs, replacement costs and substitution costs. The issue of financially discounting the future in light of inaction will be addressed. Finally, funding sources and financing strategies will be introduced.