Day 3-4: Envisioning Resilience: Our Wish List for Climate Crisis Resiliency Innovations and Development | Dr. Christa López & Andy Winkler

With increasingly severe weather events, ecosystem disruptions, and humanitarian consequences, innovative solutions and resilient strategies are critical for mitigating the damage and protecting vulnerable communities. Swift action is essential to fulfill international commitments, reduce economic losses, and safeguard the well-being of future generations. Hence, the dialogue on addressing the climate crisis is of utmost urgency now more than ever. 

Joining us to discuss this pressing matter are Dr. Christa López the Senior Advisor at CTEH; Andy Winkler, the Director of Housing & Infrastructure Project at Bipartisan Policy Center, Chauncia Willis, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM), and Stan Gimont, the Senior Advisor for Community Recovery at Hagerty Consulting.

Don’t miss out as they provide expert insight on how federal disaster assistance programs can better support communities before, during, and after disasters; the need for more standardized and streamlined grant processes to reduce complexity at the local level; improving preparedness, especially for marginalized groups; recent legislative efforts to reform programs like making disaster assistance applications more unified; the importance of diversity at leadership levels to ensure all community needs are considered in policymaking; and more.