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San Francisco

Building a Resilient Tomorrow

How do we build communities that are more resilient than the ones we were raised in? As severe weather hammers cities and spurs more migration, who will pay to shore up infrastructure and secure the border?

Experts at the highest levels of U.S. government are now working to uncover the ways that climate could threaten critical infrastructure and reshape the way communities respond to risk. Meanwhile, as damages increase, so do insurance claims, making homeownership nearly impossible in areas with the greatest risk of fires, floods and hurricanes. Pricing that risk and spreading the costs across society will test American democracy and could further exacerbate the growing wealth gap. 

Join us for a conversation with Alice Hill, senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption, and Janet Ruiz, strategic communication director at the Insurance Information Institute. Joining remotely is Sherri Goodman, senior fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and former U.S. deputy under secretary of defense for environmental security.

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All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Mon, Jan 27 / 6:30 pm

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

Speakers
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Sherri Goodman
Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center; Former U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security
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Alice Hill
Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
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Janet Ruiz
Strategic Communication Director, Insurance Information Institute
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One
Format

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception