The Intersection between Pandemic Preparedness and Recovery and Climate Preparation Disaster and Recovery
SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND NETWORK and ASSOCIATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE OFFICERS
LUNCHTIMES WEBINAR SERIES
COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery: An Opportunity for a Stronger New England
As local and state government agencies frantically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of meaningful risks and opportunities are being revealed that align with experiences and challenges in the climate change preparedness arena. Join us for a series of lunchtime webinar discussions examining how we can respond to the pandemic with an approach that builds a stronger New England, revitalizes communities and takes steps to protect them from future disaster scenarios.
WEBINAR 2 – April 24 from 12-1pm
Title: The Intersection between Pandemic Preparedness and Recovery and Climate Preparation Disaster and Recovery
Description: How do our efforts on pandemic preparedness and recover relate to similar efforts in the context of climate change and related extreme events? Historically, more than 90% of Federal disaster funds are spent in recovery instead of preparedness. Let’s examine how we can leverage this challenging time to shift to a preparedness mindset. Join climate change, sustainability and resilience practitioners leading efforts in local governments for a dynamic discussion on aligning these efforts.
Dr. Nancy Gassman, Assistant Public Works Director for Sustainability, City of Fort Lauderdale
Lisa McNeilly, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, City of Baltimore
Nancy Smith, Program Manager for Community Engagement, Boston Public Health Commission Office of Public Health Preparedness