climate adaptation

US Development Finance Corporation’s First Chief Climate Officer - Jake Levine on Slingshotting Global Development Beyond Fossil Fuels

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Jake Levine

With $60 billion to invest through a variety of financial instruments, in this VX News interview, Chief Climate Officer for the US International Development Finance Corporation, Jake Levine shares how the DFC is totally rebalancing all of its investments towards clean energy and supporting climate adaptation, resilience, and economic development around the world.

CA OPR Director Kate Gordon on Managing State Plans for Utilities, Wildfires, Housing & Transportation Planning

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Gov. Newsom's Director of the Office of Planning & Research, Kate Gordon, spoke recently to an AIA-LA luncheon audience to present her office’s extensive responsibilities and initiatives addressing resilience of sustainability.

AJC’s Ira Yellin Leadership Award Honors Mia and Michael Lehrer for Inclusively Greening Los Angeles

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Andy Lipkis

TreePeople President Andy Lipkis links the architectural and civic contributions of Mia and Michael Lehrer to the adaptation and investment challenges Los Angeles must address given our “new abnormal” climate.

Resiliency & Climate Adaptation Case Study: How Communities Are Mobilizing

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Resiliency and climate adaptation efforts seek to buffer humans from the impacts of climate change. In South Louisiana, entire communities are now at-risk to the impacts of sea-level rise. VX News speaks with Steven Bingler, the leader of one of the most innovative, community-led resiliency projects that is seeking to design a bipartisan blueprint for climate adaptation work in the region.

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