Climate Change Isn't Coming, It's Here
MOCR and EDC hosted a panel discussion on Funding and Financing Resiliency in Lower Manhattan on April 13, 2021. The City shared an overview of resiliency projects across the city, calling out specific case studies to highlight ongoing work and demonstrate precedents for how resiliency projects have been funded in New York City. An overview of key funding and financing sources that are available for resiliency projects and the different benefits and tradeoffs associated with each was also discussed. The panel featured key experts in financing resiliency and large-scale infrastructure projects:
- Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design
- Elizabeth Yee, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the Rockefeller Foundation, and
- Tom Rousakis, Senior Managing Director at Ernest & Young Infrastructure Advisors.