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Jan 27, 2020

In episode 105 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Ian Galloway and Tom Flannigan of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Harvard’s Dr. Jesse Keenan. All three join Doug on the podcast to discuss the Fed’s Community Development Investment Review. This issue of the review focuses on climate adaptation and shares examples from across the country on how the community development sector is tackling this emerging issue. Jesse sticks around to talk about the “climate intelligence arms race” with Doug. Jesse describes how new climate services are coming online and how communities, businesses and the public can wade through these new climate technical services such as climate modeling and downscaling.  

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What is the Community Development Investment review.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank’s involvement with climate adaptation.
  • Contributing to the adaptation investment dialogue.
  • Climate Intelligence Arms Race
  • Private versus public data.
  • The reliability of these climate services.
  • How should clients engage with these services.
  • The problem of downscaling climate models.
  • Training a new generation of workforce to engage with emerging climate technologies.
  • And much more!

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Letter from Senator Elizabeth Warren quoting Jesse Keenan

Climate Intelligence Arms Race by Jesse Keenan

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