Weathering the Storm: Extreme Weather & Climate Change

Environmental Law Institute Webinar
06.25.2020

On June 25, 2020, Ed Kussy was a featured panelist for an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) Webinar, “Weathering the Storm: Extreme Weather & Climate Change.” As people, businesses, cities and states are increasingly burdened by extreme weather events, a trend emerges: as Earth warms, extreme weather events are becoming more costly and more deadly.

Associated with increased costs from extreme weather events are liabilities including insurance claims, fiduciary duty violations, adaptation concerns and litigation. Extreme weather is putting increasing pressure on companies, cities, states, and the federal government to develop adaptation and resiliency strategies.

This expert panel explored the following questions in addressing extreme weather adaptation and resiliency efforts in the United States:

  • What resiliency and adaptation measures are local and state governments implementing in response to extreme weather?
  • What are the leading strategies that companies and governments are developing in response to extreme weather, and what lessons can be learned?
  • How is liability from extreme weather events affecting companies, as well as state and local governments?

The Environmental Law Institute is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide. Since 1969, ELI has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy and management, domestically and abroad.

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