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1st Edition

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

ISBN 9780367026073
Published November 5, 2018 by Routledge
172 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book serves as a guide for local governments and private enterprises as they navigate the unchartered waters of investing in climate change adaptation and resilience. This book serves not only as a resource guide for identifying potential funding sources but also as a roadmap for asset management and public finance processes. It highlights practical synergies between funding mechanisms, as well as the conflicts that may arise between varying interests and strategies. While the main focus of this work is on the State of California, this book offers broader insights for how states, local governments and private enterprises can take those critical first steps in investing in society’s collective adaptation to climate change.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Climate Adaptation and Asset Management

Chapter 3: Funding and Financing Adaptation

Chapter 4: Assessing Funding and Financing Options

Chapter 5: Social Equity Considerations

Chapter 6: Private Sector

Chapter 7: Climate Services

Chapter 8: Moving Forward

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Jesse M. Keenan is a faculty member at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University where he researches and teaches courses in climate change adaptation and the built environment. Keenan concurrently serves as a Research Advisor for Climate Adaptation Finance to the Governor's Office of Planning and Research for the State of California and as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.