Muskie School of Public Service

Muskie School Lunch & Learn Research Hour

Join us for a research presentation and discussion on "Financing Local Climate Resiliency: Resources and Examples" by Martha Shiels, Director of the New England Environmental Finance Center.

Climate change affects communities large and small, but how can small New England communities plan to be more resilient to extreme weather events when their capacity is limited by staff size and stressed municipal budgets? The overwhelming task of planning ahead for uncertain climate events are easier to delay than to tackle today. But there are ways to incorporate changes into daily local operations, ordinances, and codes that push resiliency forward in incremental steps and that result in positive benefits now and into the future. Examples of what New England communities are doing to nudge their resiliency forward and financing resources that are available to pay for them will be presented.
Martha Sheils holds BA in Economics from Rutgers University and a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.

When: Thursday March 29; 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

Where: 128 Wishcamper (Muskie School GIS Lab)

Bring your lunch; dessert provided!