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
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.