Climate Change, Adaptation and Insurance: Perspectives from Leading Municipalities, Industry Executives and Land Use Policy Expe


How can government, in collaboration with the insurance industry mitigate risk and build resilient coastal communities? Hear from experts in three panels discuss current insurance models, adaptation measures, impact of adaptation on insurance risk, and insurance adaptation tools and land use regulations. Click on each presentation or click here to see the entire Insurance Presentation album.

9:05 – 9:45 Panel 1: Municipal Adaptation Planning and Insurance: Perspectives from NYC and Southeast Florida

Leah Cohen, policy advisor for climate resilience, New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning, Mary Kimball, planner, NYC Department of City Planning, and Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Director, Broward County and leading member of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Moderated by Susan Burrell, Ecowise-Solutions, LLC, former VP with AIG.

9:50 to 10:30 Panel 2: Climate Change and the Insurance Industry Perspective

Joseph Gunset - General Counsel, Lloyd’s America, Inc, Christina Ashburn - Citizens Property Insurance, Lynne McChristian, - Insurance Information Institute, Kay Cleary, RMS, and Alice LeBlanc, Environmental and Economic Consulting. Moderated by Susan Burrell, Ecowise-Solutions, LLC.

1:30 to 3:00 Panel 3: Florida Insurance & Land Use Regulations Impacting Coastal Development

Charles Gauthier FAICP, Morris-Depew Associates/former Director of the Division of Community Planning, Sarah Owen Gledhill, Planner, Florida Wildlife Federation, and Gary Appelson, Policy Coordinator for The Sea Turtle Conservancy discuss consequences of state insurance programs and policies intended to manage growth in sensitive areas that encouraged inappropriate development. Moderated by Charles Pattinson, FAICP, Exec. Director, 1000 Friends of Florida.

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