TOOLKIT LAUNCH: Transformational Climate Adaptation Finance—From the “Master’s Tools” to the Power of the People

TOOLKIT LAUNCH: Transformational Climate Adaptation Finance—From the “Master’s Tools” to the Power of the People

Organizer: 
Jacqueline C Patterson
NAACP
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 8
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Join us as we launch an initiative to equip frontline communities with technical and financial resources for adapting to climate change impacts by building resilience to conditions including extreme weather, sea level rise, and food and water insecurity. At the launch event we share an overview of the training we plan to conduct regionally and online throughout 2019, including sessions on: 1) How to survive in the current economic system in the context of climate change, while paving the path for transformation from systemic economic oppression; 2) Advancing reforms to existing policies and funding streams and spearheading transformational, new economy policies; 3) Ins, outs, pros, and cons of various financing mechanisms; 4) Models for Inclusive Climate Action Planning; and 5) Existing Models for Equitable Climate Adaptation Financing. During this session, we will launch the toolkit, “Transformational Climate Adaptation Finance Toolkit”, written in a collaboration between the NAACP and the University of Maryland School of Law’s Small Business & Community Equity Development Clinic and Environmental Law Clinic.

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Presentations

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Atty. Dorcas Gilmore, University of Maryland School of Law
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Denise Abdul Rahman, Indiana NAACP
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Besse Odom, Anchorage, AK Climate Action Plan Community Advisory Group