1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Past Event

WEBINAR – Assessing and managing the risks posed by climate change to state and local governments

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST


Climate change poses substantial risks and challenges to state and local economies and their governments. How do credit rating agencies assess and manage these risks? Do municipal bond markets take them into account if at all?  Should they?  Do rating agencies and bond markets give credit for building resilience?  How should state and local governments gauge the risks posed by climate change?  How urgent is this? Who is leading the way and what can we learn from them?

Join us on February 13, 1:00-2:30 pm EST for a webinar on these topics. We’ll begin with presentations by Kurt Forsgren (Managing Director and Sector Leader for Infrastructure in U.S. Public Finance, Standard & Poor’s),  Tim Coffin (Senior Vice President and Director of Sustainability, Breckinridge Capital Advisors), and Joyce Coffee (LEED AP, Founder and President, Climate Resilience Consulting). The presentations will be followed by Q&A with webinar participants.

The Municipal Finance Conference is sponsored by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at Brookings, the Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance at Brandeis International Business School, the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. The 2018 conference will be held at Brookings on July 16-17, 2018.