1st Edition

Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California

By Jesse M. Keenan Copyright 2019
    172 Pages
    by Routledge

    172 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.