• Marian Hanisko posted an update in the group Group logo of Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of PracticeGulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice 5 years, 8 months ago

    Sharing a webinar invitation from our TNC friends:

    Good morning! The Nature Conservancy has just released the Economics of Coastal Adaptation App on the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Resilience Tool (www.maps.coastalresilience.org/gulf) and we would like to invite you to participate in a presentation and discussion of the new tool on February 19, 2016 at Noon CT (12pm CT/1pm ET/10 PT).

    The Economics of Coastal Adaptation (ECA) App allows you to explore current and future risks from coastal hazards and to compare the cost-effectiveness of nature-based (green), artificial (gray), and policy solutions to reduce risks and avert damages across the Gulf of Mexico. In short, this analysis has shown:
    • The risks ($) of flooding and wind damage are currently great and will increase over time with economic growth and climate change;

    • There are several cost effective solutions that taken together could avert tens of billions of dollars in annual damages;

    • Nature-based defenses (like oyster reefs and salt marshes) are some of the most cost effective solutions;

    • Where you place solutions affects their cost effectiveness;

    • The cost effectiveness of grey and green approaches can be compared with one another using open-source, risk-industry based tools.

    The app uses open-source methods initially developed by the Economics of Climate Adaptation working group and expanded by Swiss Re in their climada tool, The Nature Conservancy and UC Santa Cruz.

    Please join Lead TNC Lead Marine Scientist, Mike Beck, on February 19, 2016 at Noon CT (12pm CT/1pm ET/10 PT), as he presents this exciting new Coastal Resilience app. Webinar information is below:

    Join WebEx meeting
    Meeting number: 828 535 642

    Join by phone
    Call-in toll-free number: 1-(866) 385-9623 (US)
    Show global numbers
    Leader PIN: 6920
    Conference Code: 234 639 0030

    Add this meeting to your calendar. (Cannot add from mobile devices.)

    We are excited about introducing this new app to you and hearing your feedback.

    Nicole, Mike Beck, and Chris Shepard


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