Event Agenda

All times listed are in Pacific time.

9:30-10:45amBreak-out 1
11:00am-12:15pmBreak-out 2
12:30-1:30pmKeynote Roundtable
1:45-3:00pmBreak-out 3
3:15-4:45pmBreak-out 4

Keynote Roundtable

Adaptation Research Priorities for Foundations and Funding Agencies

12:30-1:30pm PT

Effective climate adaptation policies depend on collaboration between researchers and funding agencies.This plenary session will discuss the future of climate adaptation research and policy, focusing on funding trends. What are the key priorities in the next several years? How is funding shifting in light of the pandemic and critical racial justice initiatives?

This session will feature perspectives from a variety of climate adaptation leaders, including representatives from state and federal agencies, foundations, advocacy, and academia. The conversation aims to guide a cross-disciplinary and cross-sector agenda for future research.

Break-out Sessions and Presenters

Break-out 1
9:30-10:45am

Measuring and Mitigating the Impacts of Extreme Heat on Low-Income Communities

Moderator: Alan Barreca

Can Social Protection Reduce Environmental Damages?
Teevrat Garg | University of California, San Diego | View abstract

Beating the Heat: Temperature and Spatial Reallocation over the Short and Long-run
Christos Makridis | Arizona State University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology | View abstract

Can Energy Policy Help Low-Income Families Cope with Hot Weather?
Alan Barreca | University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract


Understanding the Impacts of Climate-related Disasters

Moderator: David Eisenman
Discussant: Paul Kovacs

Moral Hazard, Wildfires, and the Economic Incidence of Natural Disasters
Judson Boomhower | University of California, San Diego | View abstract

Natural Disasters, Poverty and Inequality: New Metrics for Fairer Policies
Stephane Hallegatte | The World Bank | View abstract

The Effect of Media Coverage on Financial Aid in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Tatyana Deryugina | University of Illinois | View abstract


Innovative Planning Approaches to Climate Adaptation

Moderator: Emma French
Discussant: Chanell Fletcher

Adapting to Extreme Heat in California: A Review of State-level Policies, Funding Opportunities, and High Priority Gaps
Lolly Lim | UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation | View abstract

Approaching Adaptation Systematically in Southern California with Flexible Adaptation Pathways: Opportunities and Barriers
Robert Kay | ICF | View abstract
Maggie Messerschmidt | ICF (respondent)

The Design of Resilience and Adaptation Indicators
Jesse M. Keenan | Tulane University | View abstract


Managing and Adapting to Climate-related Flood Risks

Moderator: Nora Pankratz

Information, Prices, and the Distribution of Climate Risk: Evidence from the National Flood Insurance Program
Joakim A. Weill | University of California Davis | View abstract

Adaptation Infrastructure and its Effects in Property Values in the Face of Climate Impacts
Renato Molina | University of Miami | View abstract

Climate Change and Adaptation in Global Supply-Chain Networks
Christoph M. Schiller | Arizona State University | View abstract

Break-out 2
11:00am-12:15pm
Quantifying and Minimizing the Health Impacts of Climate Change

Moderator: David Eisenman
Discussant: Nicole Errett

A Decision-Support Tool to Reduce Negative Public Health Outcomes from Wildfire Smoke Exposure in Equatorial Asia
Miriam E. Marlier | University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract

Can Access to Health Care Mitigate the Effects of Temperature on Mortality?
Corey White | Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo | View abstract

What to Expect When It Gets Hotter: The Impacts of Prenatal Exposure to Extreme Temperature on Maternal Health
Ajin Lee | Michigan State University | View abstract


How Are Workers Impacted by and Adapting to Extreme Heat Exposure?

Moderator: Geoffrey Heal

Labor Market Adjustment to News
Jeffrey G. Shrader | Columbia University | View abstract

Labor Market Frictions and Adaptation to Climate Change
R. Jisung Park | University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract

Labor Supply in a Warmer World: The Impact of Climate Change on the Global Workforce
Solomon Hsiang | University of California, Berkeley | View abstract


Local Planning for Resilient and Equitable Solutions to Extreme Heat

Moderator: V. Kelly Turner

Planning for Extreme Heat: A Review
Ladd Keith | University of Arizona | View abstract

Planning for Resilience to Extreme Heat in U.S. Cities
Sara Meerow | Arizona State University | View abstract

Why and How Do Cities Plan for Extreme Heat?
C.J. Gabbe | Santa Clara University | View abstract

How Are Cities Planning for Heat? A National Assessment of Municipal Heat Plans
V. Kelly Turner | University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract


Community-Based Approaches to Investing in Climate Resiliency

Moderator: Kian Goh
Discussant: Linda Shi

Social Cohesion and Climate Risk Resilience in East Boston
Alexis Merdjanoff | New York University | View abstract

Is Planning Worth It? Perspectives on the Utility of Planning for Adaptation and Hazard Mitigation
Elizaveta Barrett Ristroph | University of Hawaii | View abstract

Resilience from Below: Community Visions of Just Urban Climate Futures in Post-Hurricane Sandy New York City
Kian Goh | University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract

Break-out 3
1:45-3:00pm
Floods, Storms, and Rising Waters: Measuring Vulnerability, Risk, and Impacts

Moderator: Mike Jerrett

Rising Groundwater as a Significant Constraint on Adaptation to Sea Level Rise
Kristina Hill | University of California, Berkeley | View abstract

Socioeconomic Impacts of Flooding in the U.S.
Aishwarya Borate | University of California, Irvine | View abstract

Social Inequalities in Flooding Inside and Outside of Floodplains During Hurricane Harvey
Kevin T. Smiley | Louisiana State University | View abstract


How Are Financial Markets Responding to Adverse Climate Impacts?

Moderator: Nora Pankratz

Does Climate Change Impact Sovereign Bond Yields?
Michael Barnett | Arizona State University | View abstract

Bank Lending Networks and the Propagation of Natural Disasters
Ivan Ivanov | Federal Reserve Bank | View abstract

Temperature Shocks and Industry Earnings News
Jawad Addoum | Cornell University | View abstract


Policies and Politics of Planning for Sea Level Rise

Moderator: Liz Koslov
Discussant: Kristin Marcell

Preparing for Rising Seas: How the State Can Help Support Local Coastal Adaptation Efforts in California
Rachel Ehlers | The California Legislative Analyst’s Office | View abstract

Waterfront Laws and the Adaptability of Urban Shorelines: A Boston Case Study
Courtney Humphries | University of Massachusetts Boston | View abstract

Managed Retreat May Be Unmanageable with Current Practices
Robert Moore | Natural Resources Defense Council | View abstract


Adapting Infrastructure to Climate Impacts

Moderator: Mikhail Chester

Democracy Underwater: Public Participation and Technical Expertise in Climate Adaptation Infrastructure Planning in New York City
Malcom Araos | New York University | View abstract

Re-Imagining Infrastructure Design Storm Criteria for the Challenges of the 21st Century
Samuel A. Markolf | Arizona State University | View abstract

Are Infrastructure Under-designed for Climate Change?
Mikhail Chester | Arizona State University | View abstract

Break-out 4
3:15-4:45pm
Refining Our Ability to Measure the Social Cost of Carbon

Moderator: Jisung Park

A Social Cost of Carbon for Global Energy Consumption
Tamma Carleton | University of Chicago | View abstract

The Food Problem and the Aggregate Productivity Consequences of Climate Change
Ishan Nath | University of Chicago | View abstract

The Mortality Cost of Carbon
R. Daniel Bressler | Columbia University | View abstract


How Are Farmers and Anglers Adapting to Climate Impacts?

Moderator: J.R. DeShazo

Noah’s Ark on Rising Seas: Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Public Adaptation Costs in the United States
Frances C. Moore | University of California, Davis | View abstract

The Effects of Weather on Recreational Fishing Demand and Adaptation: Implications for a Changing Climate
Roger H. von Haefen | North Carolina State University | View abstract

Climate Adaption and Innovation: Evidence from the Double-cropping Boom in Brazil
Guilherme DePaula | Iowa State University | View abstract

Once Bitten, Twice Shy: Direct and Indirect Effects of Previous Weather Shocks on Input Use in Agriculture
Kelvin Mulungu | Colorado State University | View abstract


Hazards and Housing: Socio-Ecological Contexts of Displacement, Relocation, and Adaptation

Moderator: Alexis Merdjanoff

Water, Violence, and Internal Displacement: Evidence from Somalia, 2007-2018
Justin Schon | University of Florida | View abstract

Relocation Outcomes for Participants in U.S. Property Buyouts: A Nationwide Analysis
Carolien M. Kraan | University of Miami | View abstract

Housing Adaptation: Behaviors and Resources in Post-Katrina Greater New Orleans
Carlos Martín | Urban Institute | View abstract

Heterogeneity in the Recovery of Local Real Estate Markets After Extreme Events: The Case of Hurricane Sandy
Rachel Meltzer | The New School | View abstract


Monitoring the Local Impacts of Extreme Heat and Cooling Strategies

Moderator: Greg Pierce

Rx for Hot Cities: Climate Resilience Through Urban Greening and Cooling in Los Angeles
Edith de Guzman | TreePeople and University of California, Los Angeles | View abstract

Heat Exposure in the Southwest: Exploring Mitigation Strategies from a Pedestrian Perspective
Ariane Middel | Arizona State University | View abstract

Anticipating Water Distribution Service Losses from Climate Change Impacts
Emily N. Bondank | Arizona State University | View abstract