On November 13, 2015, the Show Me the Money: The Economic Realities of Responding to Coastal Change and Adaption in Virginia conference provided a forum for discussing the legal and economic challenges facing local and state governments as they respond to coastal change. The conference brought local, state, and national experts together to share knowledge and discuss present and future governmental actions and their costs and benefits for governments addressing and adapting to the challenges presented by climate change impacts in Virginia.
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- Welcome and Opening Remarks
- Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam’s Keynote Address
- Panel: Financing Coastal Change and Adaptation
- Can the innovative use of existing Virginia governmental structures meet local government challenges?
- Panel: State Trust Funds & Banks: What’s Happening?
- Should Virginia use governmental banks or revolving loan funds to assist in its response to coastal change? If so, how would it be funded?
- United States EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy’s Keynote Address
- Panel: Integrating Environmental Justice in Economics of Resiliency Decisions
- How do governments factor concerns of environmental justice into economic decisions in the response to coastal change?
- Panel: A Snapshot of Creative Local Government Responses to the Economic Challenges of Resiliency Actions
- How have local governments in Virginia already begun to respond to climate change challenges?
- Congressman Rob Wittman’s Keynote Address
- Closing Remarks