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Feb 25, 2019

In episode 84 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Jesse Keenan, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jesse recently published a book Climate Adaptation Finance and  Investment in California. Also, Jesse answers questions from listeners on the general “State of Adaptation.” Topics covered in this episode:  adaptation finance, understanding ‘maladaptation’, differences between finance and funding; social equity and much, much more!   

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Other Topics covered:

  • Defining the field of climate finance relating to adaptation.
  • What we give up by not adapting.
  • California’s approach to mitigation and adaptation
  • Financing large scale climate communications.
  • Social equity and the opportunity adaptation provides.
  • The current state of climate change podcasts and much, much more!
  • The role of foundations in experimenting in adaptation planning.
  • Disaster capitalism and could we see an Enron type situation in adaptation.

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