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Climate Change Special Report - Episode 3
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Climate Change Special Report - Episode 3

As the world continues to understand the causes and potential impacts of the climate crisis, the business and other opportunities of applying the innovations, technologies and services arising from the work of the weather & climate related sectors to provide meaningful solutions is enormous. In this third and concluding part of our climate change special report, we will focus on building social and economic resilience to climate change in urban and rural communities.

Available now on demand.

THIS WEBINAR ADDRESSES THESE KEY ISSUES

Resilience as a means to address uncertainty, particularly through the lens of climate change and urbanization.

How resilience stands in contrast to adaptation and how working with a complex systems lens can improve planning and development outcomes.

Commonalities in resilience needs and thinking across both developing and developed contexts.

Maintaining enabling environments for businesses. Business continuity plans are now expanding to maintain supply lines and ensure that core staff can access the worksite either remotely or in person as needed.

How communities can stay healthy and functional enough to house businesses successfully and provide an ongoing customer base and maintain an enabling environment for insurance.

The key challenges of climate change and the expected impacts on natural hazards that can result in property damage and business interruption.

The engineering solutions that can help mitigate risk and improve resilience.

Why we can't predict and plan our way out of climate change but need resilience to meet the unexpected.

Dr. Sheldon Drobot - Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace

Greg Guibert - Senior Community and Economic Resilience Analyst, US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Karen MacClune - Executive Director, ISET-International

Ken MacClune - Climate Change Officer, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Dr Andreas Muehlbauer - AVP, Sr. Lead Research Scientist, FM Global Engineering and Research

Dr. Sheldon Drobot

Dr. Sheldon Drobot

Mission Area Lead, Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability, Ball Aerospace

Sheldon Drobot is the Mission Area Lead for Environmental Intelligence & Sustainability within Ball Aerospace’s Civil Space business unit. In this role, he engages with internal and external teams to develop and execute new projects focused on a simple ambition: do well for the planet, its inhabitants, animals, and ecosystems by creating innovative hardware and software solutions.

Greg Guibert

Greg Guibert

Senior Community and Economic Resilience Analyst, US Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory

Greg is a Senior Community and Economic Resilience Analyst at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

He has a demonstrated history of working in the research industry and is skilled in Sustainable Development, Government, Public Speaking, Management, and Climate Change. 

Previously, Greg was Senior Resilience Analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boulder, Colorado. Greg is a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Dr. Karen MacClune

Dr. Karen MacClune

Executive Director, ISET-International

Karen is the Executive Director of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International (ISET). ISET is a US-based non-profit with expertise in climate change adaptation, resilience, and transformation. The organization works across disciplines (spanning the social and physical sciences), scales (from the local to global), and contexts (rural and urban, developing and developed) to support learning and better decision-making in ways that create positive change.

ISET is currently a member of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical ways to support communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. The Alliance operates in more than 250 communities in some of the world’s most flood prone areas. Within the Alliance, ISET is responsible for knowledge integration and learning, drawing on the experiences of our 9 partner organizations and 29 country teams around the globe, and creating annual progress and learning reports to share lessons and best practice globally.

Ken MacClune

Ken MacClune

Climate Change Officer, Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI), United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ken MacClune is a Climate Change Specialist with the United States Agency for International Development's Bureau for Democracy, Development, and Innovation, where he works on the Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategies team.

Ken has over 25 years of climate science and action experience ranging from development-focused Urban Climate Resilience efforts across 17 cities in South and Southeast Asia to discoveries and assessments of carbon dioxide and methane trace gasses in the atmosphere.

Ken was previously CEO of the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET).

Dr Andreas Muehlbauer

Dr Andreas Muehlbauer

AVP, Sr. Lead Research Scientist, FM Global Engineering and Research

Andreas is a Sr. Lead Research Scientist in the Structures and Natural Hazards research group at FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers.

He has been leading and contributing to research aimed at improving the company’s worldwide natural hazard mapping capabilities, supporting Operations and Underwriting with the quantification of natural hazard and climate risks, and helping FM Global clients better understand exposures to natural hazards as part of the company’s risk consulting services. Recent research projects included the development of a global freezing map and next-generation wind and hail hazard maps. Besides these research efforts, Dr. Muehlbauer was involved in FM Global’s white papers on tornadoes and extreme precipitation and flooding in the United States.

Prior to joining FM Global, Andreas was a research scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. He published numerous peer-reviewed papers in the field of atmospheric sciences, has been involved in research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and NASA, and served as a reviewer for scientific journals, the National Science Foundation, and the European Research Council.

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