Jumping the Gun on Carbon Asset Risk Disclosure?

One of the primary focus areas of this site is to push for greater transparency in the market around climate risk to the private sector (here and here). I mentioned in a previous post that the oil and gas sector alone could potentially see $2.2 trillion of stranded fossil fuel assets, with the United States…

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Overcoming the Barriers to Implementing Resilience Standards

  A few days ago, I started off a discussion on Resilience Design Standards and why they may be an important standard for both new and existing buildings to start considering. These standards are expected to help prepare buildings and infrastructure for natural disaster and man-made disaster. Discussion on resilience standards has been going on…

Paying for More Resilient Infrastructure: Some Options Exist

  Local and state governments are quickly falling behind maintaining its critical infrastructure. Just check out the American Society of Civil Engineer's Infrastructure Report Card to see how US infrastructure is not making the grade. One trillion dollars is needed in the next few years just to bring water infrastructure up to standards and meet…

Funding Resilient Infrastructure: What are the Options?

I recently wrote a post on the double climate risk that the Texas Gulf CoastĀ faces regarding climate change. One of the primary concerns is the lack of local funds that are available to maintain existing infrastructure, much less develop more adaptive infrastructure. However, there are a variety of options for the Gulf Coast to consider…