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In episode 84 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Jesse Keenan, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jesse recently published a book Climate Adaptation Finance and  Investment in California. Also, Jesse answers questions from listeners on the general “State of Adaptation.” Topics covered in this episode:  adaptation finance, understanding ‘maladaptation’, differences between finance and funding; social equity and much, much more!   

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Other Topics covered:

  • Defining the field of climate finance relating to adaptation.
  • What we give up by not adapting.
  • California’s approach to mitigation and adaptation
  • Financing large scale climate communications.
  • Social equity and the opportunity adaptation provides.
  • The current state of climate change podcasts and much, much more!
  • The role of foundations in experimenting in adaptation planning.
  • Disaster capitalism and could we see an Enron type situation in adaptation.

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Links in this episode: https://www.routledge.com/Climate-Adaptation-Finance-and-Investment-in-California/Keenan/p/book/9780367026073 https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/jesse-keenan/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA80pmg4pGc https://scholar.harvard.edu/jessemkeenan/videos

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Podcasts in the Classroom - Use this episode in your classroom, discussion guides available below.

Episode 83 discussion guides available here. This episode is especially relevant for workforce trainings, be sure to check it out!

Episode 82 with Signe Nielsen (New York Adapts to Climate Change) Discussion Guide here. For a list of general questions that we believe are useful for classroom discussions about podcast more generally, see the exemplar guide available here.

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Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

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