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EBC Climate Change Program: Financing Resilience – The Big Challenge – Grants, Loans, Bonds, Insurance-Linked Securities and More

November 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
249 Vanderbilt Ave
Norwood, MA 02062

Thank you to our Sponsor

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

The greatest single factor affecting the creation of climate change resilience is the ability to finance resiliency investments – on an individual, local, state and federal level. While federal grants and natural disaster recovery funding continue to be the primary funding mechanism, these taxpayer-supported funding sources are unsustainable. This EBC Climate Change program presents an overview of existing and emerging resilience financing mechanisms, ranging from grants to innovative new loan programs to investor-backed resiliency bonds.

An overview of Massachusetts Governor Baker’s Executive Order 569, which establishes an integrated climate change strategy, will be discussed. View the Attendee List

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair

  • Daniel C. Stapleton. P.E., Vice-Chair, EBC Climate Change and Air Committee, Senior Vice President / Senior Principal, GZA

Speaker Agenda

Financing Climate Change Resiliency, Overview – Issues and Opportunities

  • Wayne Cobleigh, Vice President – Client Services, GZA

 MA Coastal Resilience Grant Program – Grants Supporting Local Adaptation Efforts

  • Patricia Bowie, Coastal Resiliency Specialist, Office of Coastal Zone Management, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

 Achieving Resilience through Property-Assessed Resilience, Microgrid and Clean Energy Loans

  • Matt Macunas, Legislative Liaison/Marketing Manager, Connecticut Green Bank

Catastrophe and Resilience Bonds – The Private Investors’ Perspective, Financial Tools for States and Municipalities to Finance Resilient Infrastructure Projects (and Manage Risk)

  • Rhodri J. Lane, Vice President, GC Securities – Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Origination & Structuring

Final Agenda – EBC Climate Change Program – Financing Resilience – The Big Challenge